Fri February 20, 2015

Cayuga Power Plant and NYSEG fail to agree on plant's future

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 6:45 am

Coal-powered turbines at Cayuga power plant in Lansing, NY.

The future of the Cayuga coal-fired power plant in Tompkins County remains up-in-the-air, almost three years after plans to close the plant were announced.

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Tue February 17, 2015

Environmental advocates react to oil spill fund proposal

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The Cuomo Administration has proposed increasing New York's oil spill fund to 40-million dollars.

On Monday,  a train carrying crude oil derailed in West Virginia, and there has been a spike in U. S. shipments of oil by rail in recent years from the Midwest and Canada.

Environmental Advocates of New York supports the idea of increasing the fund from $25 million to $40 million.

But Air and Energy Director Conor Bambrick, says they don't support shifting control of the fund the Department of Environmental Conservation.

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Fri February 13, 2015

New York holds two meetings that sum up state's energy debate

Lawyers for several interested parties gathered in front of Judge James McClymonds during Thursday meeting on Seneca gas storage.
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New York State is in the middle of dramatic changes to its energy system. Anoverhaul of its electric grid is moving forward. And intense opposition meets every new infrastructure project proposed by the fossil fuel industry. Two public events in the Southern Tier yesterday illustrate the slow move toward a new energy system.

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Fri February 6, 2015