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News stories tagged with "niagara-mohawk"

Municipal Power Group Settles Legal Battle

A group of St. Lawrence and Franklin County towns has cleared a minor hurdle in their quest to create a municipalized power system. The Alliance for Municipal Power has settled a two-year-old lawsuit with its former partner. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

NiMo Wants Rate Hike

Niagara Mohawk is asking state permission for a two-stage rate increase.  Go to full article

Council Offers Cleaner Air for Christmas

The Adirondack Council has a last-minute gift idea for someone who wants to help reduce acid rain in the Adirondacks. You can buy a pollution credit and retire it in someone's honor. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Thousands Still Without Power After Ice Storm Damage

Work crews from the North Country have joined a clean up effort in western and central New York. A wicked ice storm over the weekend left more than 300,000 homes without power and at least four people dead. Brian Mann 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

Fires Burn Across Region, Near Niagara Mohawk Corridor

This week's heat wave - and a flurry of lightning storms - have spread forest fires across the north country. Forest rangers are battling a half-dozen blazes, from Willsboro in the east to Diana in the west. As Brian Mann reports, the latest fire is burning in Lewis County, near one of Niagara Mohawk's main power corridors:  Go to full article

Tupper Lake Power: Cheap but Unreliable

Blackouts are already a common event in Tupper Lake, where locals are frustrated by frequent outages. Village leaders are talking with the state Power Authority and with Niagara Mohawk, hoping to improve service. As Brian Mann reports, demand for electricity will outstrip supply by 2008.  Go to full article

Niagara Mohawk Fined for Excessive Emissions

Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation has been fined $900,000 for allowing excessive smoke emissions from four upstate power plants that it used to own. NiMo officials say the fine will be paid by the company's shareholders, not ratepayers. Brian Mann has more.  Go to full article

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