Office of Energy Resources
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?
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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 Peter Nightingale on August 9, 2016
On Tuesday August 9, the Rhode Island Department of health (RIDOH) will hold a hearing on Invenergy’s proposed gigawatt fossil fuel power plant in Burrillville, aka the Clear River Energy Center (CREC). The meeting will start at 5:30 pm at Burrillville HighSchool, 425 East Avenue, Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830. As part of the process, RIDOH […]
By Peter Nightingale on March 11, 2016
By under-taxing fugitive methane by roughly a factor ten, this bill unintentionally favors natural gas infrastructure development relative to fossil fuels with a smaller greenhouse gas potential. That is precisely the disaster that the Raimondo administration is planning in Burrillville.
Posted in Energy, Featured, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Clear River Energy Center, Energize RI, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, national grid, Office of Energy Resources, remi | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 29, 2016
EFSB Chair Margaret Curran said that because of the “tight time schedule” it’s critical that the board get advisory opinions “as soon as possible,” raising the question as to why the board feels the need to rush Invenergy’s application process.
The EFSB also denied all but two motions that were brought before it today.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, News | Tagged clean power plan, Clean Water Act, Clear River Energy Center, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, DEM, Department of Environmental Management, Department of Health, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, janet coit, Margaret Curran, Occupy Providence, Office of Energy Resources, Paul Roselli, Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, Rhode Island Progressive Democrats, RI Administration for Planning, RI Public Utilities Commission, ridot, RIPDA, RIPUC | 6 Responses
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