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Aside from the occasional power outage when we drag out the candles, oil lamps and flashlights, we take the light between dusk and dawn for granted. On “All Things Considered” Friday, the Planet Money team interviewed Jane Brox, the...
A big fight is brewing over plans by the Canadian firm TDI to build a $2 billion power line that would feed low-cost, low-carbon hydro electricity from Quebec to consumers in New York City. The project has drawn little opposition over the last two...
News stories tagged with "electricity"
by Chris Knight
Childwold, NY, Oct 26, 2009 — The head of the New York Power Authority, green groups, officials from National Grid, state Senator Betty Little and a host of local government leaders are urging voters across the state to support a constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot when they go to the polls Nov. 3. The amendment would allow for a land swap that's the final step in a $30-million upgrade to the electric distribution system in the Tri-Lakes, which included construction of a new, 46-kilovolt transmission line to Tupper Lake. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
Aug 19, 2009 — Governor David Paterson has released a draft of the new New York State Energy Plan. It will affect how we heat our homes, power our appliances, businesses, and factories, and how much it will all cost. The plan sets a goal of using 30% renewable electricity by 2015 and reducing energy usage by 15% over the same timeframe. Public hearings are being held statewide. The first one yesterday in Canton held symbolic and political significance. David Sommerstein explains why. Go to full article
Mar 05, 2009 — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe lashed out against Governor Paterson and the New York Power Authority Tuesday for sending low-cost hydropower to Long Island. The 9 megawatts was reserved for the Mohawks and their growing casino, which has been running on generators. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Aug 28, 2008 — The northern chunk of the North Country is deep in the trenches of America's debate over wind power. Global energy firms want to erect several hundred new giant windmills from Cape Vincent in the West to Clinton County in the East. The promise of renewable energy and a whole lot of money has crashed into worries about views, noise, birds, bats, property values - you name it. We've reported extensively on the pros- and cons- of wind power. You can listen to our ongoing coverage on our website, ncpr.org. Today we look at the life on - or maybe under - an industrial-size wind farm. The Maple Ridge wind farm's 195 turbines have been spinning out power on the Tug Hill Plateau for almost three years now. David Sommerstein knocked on doors of the wind farm's human neighbors. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jun 19, 2008 — Last November, Brian Mann reported on plans to dam and divert the massive Rupert River in northern Quebec. The project, developed by the provincial utility, Hydro-Quebec, will provide hydroelectricity to consumers in New York and Vermont. His story was recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award. Last week, Brian returned to paddle the Rupert again. He made the trip as part of a documentary project called "Encounters." Here's his reporter's notebook. Go to full article