By Steve Ahlquist on June 28, 2017
Why is the General Assembly seemingly so intent on destroying a program that works so well at reducing energy costs and greenhouse gasses?
Posted in Business, Climate, Corporate Greed, Economics, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, News, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged 2006 Comprehensive Energy Conservation Efficiency and Reliability Act, Abigail Anthony, Acadia Center, Arthur Corvese, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, Douglas Gablinske, energy efficiency, General Assembly, Jerry Elmer, Kat Burnham, Michael Ryan, national grid, Nicholas Mattiello, OER, Office of Energy Resources, People’s Power & Light, People’s Power and Light, Public Utilities Commission, puc, Rhode Island House of Representatives, Robert Jacquard, Senate Commerce, TEC-RI | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 6, 2017
“So far you have already voted to deny the first motion without hearing any oral argument whatsoever,” said Burrillville’s attorney Michael McElroy, “And two of you have already indicated that you are prepared to deny my motion to dismiss, again without hearing any oral argument.”
Posted in Burrillville, Climate, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Johnston, News, Providence, Warwick | Tagged Adler Pollock and Sheehan, Alan Shoer, burrillville, Burrillville Town Council, cale keable, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, Dan Marcaccio, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Invenergy, janet coit, Jerry Elmer, Johnston, Margaret Curran, Max Greene, Michael McElroy, OER, Office of Energy Resources, Parag Agrawal, Paul Fogarty, Peter Nightingale, Providence Water Supply Board, PWSB, raging grannies, Richard Beretta, sierra club, We Shall Overcome, william conley | 4 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 October 3, 2016
The Energy Facilities Siting Board today decided to issue an executive order demanding that Invenergy show cause as to why the docket for their proposed power plant shouldn’t be suspended until such a time as the company can produce a reasonable plan for where the company intends to get the water needed to cool the plant.
Posted in Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, News | Tagged EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Harrisville Fire District, Invenergy, janet coit, OER, Office of Energy Resources, Parag Agrawal, Public Utilities Commission, Richard Sinapi, Ryan Hardy, Todd Bianco | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 27, 2016
On the second day of the RI Public Utilities Commission’s evidentiary hearing concerning Invenergy’s proposed $700 million fracked gas and diesel oil burning power plant, to be located in Burrillville, Jerry Elmer of the Conservation Law Foundation presented his witnesses who argued that the power plant is not needed and that it’s effect on ratepayers would be negligible.
Posted in Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Alan Shoer, Christopher Stix, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, Cynthia Wilson-Frias, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Herbert F DeSimone Jr, Invenergy, ISO NE, Jerry Elmer, John Niland, OER, RI Office of Energy Resources, RI Public Utilities Commission, RIPUC, Robert Fagan | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 18, 2016
Two large banners were dropped from the fourth floor of the Rhode Island Department of Administration Building outside the offices of the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), to protest Commissioner Marion Gold’s support of the fracked-gas and diesel fuel power plant planned for Burrillville by Invenergy. One banner read, “All That Glitters is […]
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Events, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, Photos, Video | Tagged BASE, Burrillville Against Spectra Expansion, fang, Fighting Against Natural Gas, Invenergy, Kathy Martley, Nick Katkevich, OER, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, Sally Mendzela | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 9, 2016
Net metering allows people to generate their own electricity in order to reduce, eliminate or reverse their electric bills. National Grid opposes this idea.