Nov 14, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Environmental groups and some central New York officials oppose converting coal-fired power plants to cleaner-burning natural gas, saying upgrades to the transmission grid would make the plants unnecessary.
Opponents of the proposed conversion of the 300 megawatt Cayuga generating station in Tompkins County are asking the state regulators to order the plant mothballed. The groups support a proposal by NYSEG to meet electrical demand by upgrading transmission lines, which would cost ratepayers less. Go to full article
Nov 14, 2013 — A large dairy farm in St. Lawrence County is getting more than $400,000 for a methane digester. The grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help Woodcrest Dairy in Lisbon pay for the estimated $2.5-million project. Go to full article
Nov 12, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A national analysis of winter heating costs by AARP's Public Policy Institute shows regional bills expected to rise 13 percent or more.
The organization also says New Yorkers already pay the highest electric bills in the continental U.S., 60 percent above the national average. It says those rates are also likely to increase. Go to full article
Nov 11, 2013 — NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) The state Department of Environmental Conservation is planning an emergency response drill involving a simulated oil spill on the Hudson River in the... Go to full article
Oct 21, 2013 — VERNON, Vt. (AP) Two Vermont House committees are planning a special trip to the state's southeast corner to hear about the impact of the impending closing of the Vermont... Go to full article
Oct 21, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State regulators say utilities providing natural gas service across New York have adequate supplies, delivery capacity and storage inventory to meet... Go to full article
Oct 16, 2013 — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says it was necessary to sue the Environmental Protection Agency to try to get better national rules governing wood boiler... Go to full article