By Steve Ahlquist on August 23, 2017
“What we heard today clearly is that the energy burden that is experienced by many in Rhode Island tears at the social fabric of our state,” said Abigail Anthony, on her first day as a commissioner on the PUC.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Inequality, Infrastructure, National News, News, People, Photos, Politics, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, Abigail Anthony, Acadia Center, Allan Fung, Camilo Viveiros, Chloe Chassaing, Colin Nagle, Daniel McKee, Douglas Gablinski, Erika Niedowski, Gael Tadded, George Wiley Center, Gina Raimondo, John Gallager, Kat Burnham, Kate Schapira, Margaret Curran, Marion Gold, national grid, Pat Morgan, People’s Power and Light, puc, Rhode Island Business Coalition, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, Rhode Islanders for Affordable Energy, Robert Lancia, Suzanne Dumas, TEC-RI | 6 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on January 14, 2017
National Grid cancels its plans to charge electric ratepayers to build more gas pipelines, because the plan was illegal.
Posted in Climate, Connecticut, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island | Tagged Algonquin Gas, CLF, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Conservation Law Foundation, CT DEEP, General Assembly, Herbert DeSimone III, Jerry Elmer, Margaret Curran, Marion Gold, Max Greene, Megan Herzog, national grid, New Hampshire PUC, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, RIPUC | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 31, 2016
What passed at the RIPUC on Monday is a band-aid, a temporary solution that won’t even get some Rhode Islanders through the first week of November.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured | Tagged Anastasia Williams, General Assembly, George Wiley Center, Henry Shelton Act, Herbert F DeSimone Jr, liheap, Margaret Curran, Marion Gold, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, RIPUC | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on October 6, 2016
“At breakfast this morning my nine year old, out of the blue, said, ‘Mom, what are you doing about climate change?’” said Governor Gina Raimondo at a press event in the offices of Newport Solar on Monday…
Posted in Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged ACEEE, Bill McKibben, Block Island wind farm, climate change, Deepwater Wind, fields point, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, Marion Gold, national grid, OER, Office of Energy Resources, rush limbaugh, spectra | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on August 3, 2016
National Grid not only wants Rhode Island ratepayers to subsidize for the build up of fracked gas infrastructure, they want consumers to ensure that the project is profitable for the company.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, Photos, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged 2014 Resilient Rhode Island Act., Algonquin, Ben Weilerstein, Doug Gablinske, FANG Collective, Laura Perez, lauren niedel, Lorraine Savard, Lynn Clark, Margaret Curran, Marion Gold, national grid, Nick Katkevich, Priscilla De La Cruz, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, RIPUC, TEC-RI, Toxics Action Center | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on July 26, 2016
There were two big reveals at the first day of the PUC evidentiary hearing in Warwick on Monday. First, John Niland, director of development for Invenergy, admitted under oath that he knowingly gave false information to the EFSB at the March 31, 2016 EFSB hearing held at the Burrillville High School. Second, Invenergy’s proposed plant will not be clean: It’s emissions will be higher than the the current New England average of all power plants.
Posted in Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Video | Tagged Alan Shoer, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Invenergy, Jerry Elmer, John Niland, Jr., Margaret Curran, Marion Gold, Michael McElroy, Michael Sabitoni, Oleg Nikolyszyn, RI Office of Energy Resources, RI Public Utilities Commission, Ryan Hardy | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on April 19, 2016
Burrillville residents and local activists began a sit-in at Governor Gina Raimondo’s State House office, urging the Governor to drop her support of the fossil fuel power plant proposed for Burrillville.
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Events, Featured, News, State House | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, fang, Fighting Against Natural Gas, Gina Raimondo, Kathy Martley, Marion Gold, MTBE, Nick Katkevich | 2 Responses
By Peter Nightingale on January 22, 2016
We are building a 30 megawatt wind farm off Block Island and we are talking about frack-gas facility with 30 times that capacity in Burrillville… Accounting gimmicks devoid of physics may fool the people, the editor of the the ProJo and our hapless leaders, but none of that will change the laws of nature.
Posted in Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Economics, Energy, Featured, News, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged ACEEE, clean power plan, Clear River Energy Center, Energy Facility Siting Board, Environmental Protection Agency, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy, janet coit, john arnold, Marion Gold, Nicholas Mattiello, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources | 1 Response
By Elisha Aldrich on July 21, 2015
The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources has announced a plan to invest in clean energy, as well as reduce energy costs, by distributing $14 million in proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auctions. RGGI, which was launched in 2009, allowed participating states to establish a cap on carbon dioxide emissions from fossil […]
Posted in Climate, Economics, Featured, News, Rhode Island | Tagged clean energy, climate change, Elisha Aldrich, Energy, Environment, Gina Raimondo, janet coit, Marion Gold, Office of Energy Resources, Peter Alviti, solar | Leave a response