By Steve Ahlquist on October 20, 2017
Two gas pipeline companies manipulated schedules and gas flow to make an extra $3.6 billion from Southern New England ratepayers claims a report that has spurred investigations in Massachusetts, Connecticut and, to a lesser extent, Rhode Island.
Posted in Climate, Connecticut, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Massachusetts, Rhode Island | Tagged Algonquin Gas Transmission Pipeline, Avangrid, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, Division of Public Utilities and Carriers, DPUC, EDF, Environmental Defense Fund, Eversource, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ferc, Maura Healey, Meaghan McCabe, Peter Kilmartin, Public Utilities Commission, puc, PURA, Richard Blumenthal, Sheldon Whitehouse, Thomas Kogut, Todd Bianco | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on April 26, 2017
“This is not an open meeting,” said Lucarelli.
“Why is that?” I asked.
“Because only attorneys were invited.”
Posted in Burrillville, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, Media, News | Tagged Adler Pollock and Sheehan, Alan Shoer, Attorney General, CLF, Conservation Law Foundation, EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Invenergy, Jerry Elmer, Max Greene, Nicole Verdi, Patricia Lucarelli, Public Utilities Commission, puc, RI ACLU, Steven Brown, Todd Bianco | 4 Responses
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 August 5, 2016
National Grid will not reveal the amount of money they hope to charge customers in their proposed pipeline tariff. That information is a trade secret, and will not be revealed until after the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission decides on the proposal.
Posted in Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, News, Rhode Island | Tagged David Graves, national grid, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, RIPUC, Todd Bianco | 5 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 6, 2016
It would be easy to see Coit’s suggestion, which was approved unanimously by the board, as indicative of a concern about environmental impacts and as a response to the concerns of community members who have spoken at one or more of the open comment hearings held in Burrillville, but in reality Coit’s suggestion may be no more than an attempt to make sure all the bases are covered.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Health Care, Infrastructure, News, Photos, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged EFSB, Energy Facilities Siting Board, Invenergy, janet coit, Margaret Curran, MTBE, Ocean State Power Plant, Parag Agrawal, RI Department of Environmental Management, RI Department of Transportation, RIDEM, ridot, Todd Bianco | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 21, 2016
The EFSB is taking away precious public speaking time and giving it to Invenergy, a large and powerful company with a virtually unlimited amount of money with which to purchase advertising and curry favor with connected politicians.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Events, Featured, National News, News, Rhode Island | Tagged Burrillville Land Trust, EFSB, Energy Facility Siting Board, Gina Raimondo, Invenergy LLC, janet coit, Margaret Curran, Paul A. Roselli, Todd Bianco | 3 Responses