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Joseph C. McNeil Generating Station, Photo: <a href="">Burlington Electric Department</a>
Joseph C. McNeil Generating Station, Photo: Burlington Electric Department

Burlington pays off debt on McNeil power station

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The city of Burlington has paid off its debt on the 30-year-old McNeil power station.

On Monday, Mayor Miro Weinberger tossed a copy of the bond into the station's wood-burning furnace as the city marked the full repayment of its debt.  Go to full article
The Moses-Saunders power dam near Massena. Photo: New York Power Authority

St. Lawrence County towns seek more compensation from NYPA

Ever since the giant hydropower dam was erected across the St. Lawrence River 55 years ago, the towns that lost part of their riverfront have felt short-changed.

And even though the state agency that runs the dam has given the towns millions of dollars, those towns say they deserve more.

Negotiations have gone on for decades. The latest chapter ended last week when talks between the towns and the New York Power Authority broke down.  Go to full article
The Vermont Gas Systems pipeline will run from Cornwall, VT to Ticonderoga, NY. Map: Addison County Regional Planning Commission

Vermont Gas gets final permit for pipeline

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Gas Systems Inc. says it has received the final permit needed to start construction on the first phase of a national gas pipeline through parts of western Vermont to New York.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted the permit to the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project.  Go to full article
Rooftop solar panels in Poughkeepsie, NY. Photo: <a href="">Lucas Braun</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

California solar company eyes land at Plattsburgh Airport

Solar energy is on the rise in New York State, thanks in part to a company from California, and state incentives that make it more attractive to do business here. SolarCity...  Go to full article
Emergency service crews at work in the blast and fire zone of Lac-Megantic. Photo: Surete du Quebec

U.S.-Canada mayors call for safer rail oil shipping

Mayors of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River cities are calling for improved safety of oil transportation across through the region.

The mayors of both Canadian...  Go to full article
SolarCity installers putting solar panels in place on a roof. Photo: <a href=""></a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

SolarCity's Silevo buy could add to New York plans

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) SolarCity's planned purchase of solar panel manufacturer Silevo could lead to construction in Buffalo of one of the world's largest solar panel production...  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="">Del Duncan</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

20K without power after storms hit upstate region

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) About 20,000 homes and businesses across upstate New York are without electricity after powerful thunderstorms moved through the region, knocking down...  Go to full article
Photo: Bosc d'Anjou

NY Assembly passes fracking ban; Senate hopes dim

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's state Assembly has voted to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas for three years, but that's as far as the bill is likely to go.
...  Go to full article
Vermont gas pump <a href="">TIm </a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont sues over gasoline additive pollution

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Attorney General's office is suing more than two dozen of the country's largest refiners of gasoline over the use of the gasoline additive...  Go to full article
Entergy's Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon, VT. Photo: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Biomass plant proposed for Vermont Yankee site

VERNON, Vt. (AP) A biomass plant has been proposed to occupy the site of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, which is shutting down at the end of year.

The...  Go to full article

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