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Alcoa Talks Continue

State officials will resume talks next week with aluminum giant Alcoa about the future of the company's two plants in Massena. One of them nearly closed last December. 110 people were laid off. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Report: States Should Turn Off Lights To Save Money

State governments facing major budget problems are being urged to look for ways to trim their bottom line. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck Quirmbach reports that some say simply flipping a switch will save taxpayer money.  Go to full article

Law Governing New Power Plants Set to Expire

The New York state legislature will let expire at the end of this year the law that governs the citing of new power plants. There is a dispute between environmentalists and the power plant industry over what the impact of that expiration would be. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Assessing NiMo's Renewable Energy Plan

Niagara Mohawk customers can now choose to buy renewable energy on their latest electric bills. But they'll have to pay more for it, about 1.5 cents per kilowatt hour more. To better understand how this new system works, David Sommerstein spoke with Ann Heidenreich, director of Community Energy Services and the North Country's state representative for energy efficiency.  Go to full article

Energy Use at an All Time High

This month U.S. electric utilities have been setting records for electricity output. So far, the grid has held up. But the electricity industry says more has to be done to keep up with growing demand. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more.  Go to full article

Heat Wave Spurs Power Generation and Conservation Planning

This week's heat wave has revived talk of the larger issues of the need for new power plants and permanent conservation efforts. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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