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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

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

EPA Touts "Clear Skies"

The debate over how to clean America's air is heating up. In response to sharp criticisms, the Bush Administration is using computer projections to back up its "Clear Skies" proposal for curbing air pollution that causes acid rain in the Adirondacks. David Sommerstein reports many Democrats and environmentalists are backing a competing plan from Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords.  Go to full article

Authors: Stephen Doheny-Farina, The Grid and the Village

Martha Foley talks with Stephen Doheny-Farina, author of The Grid and the Village, about losing electricity, finding community and surviving disaster. His book is a first-hand account of the 1998 ice storm that shut down the North Country and parts of New England and Canada.  Go to full article

Power Plant Siting Legislation Passed

New legislation to makes it easier to find places to build new power plants in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Still No Price Spike Protection for NYS Energy Market

Officials at New York's power grid still haven't obtained permission they say is needed to prevent generators from manipulating the market.  Go to full article

Energy Deregulation in New York, Pt. 5

Karen Dewitt concludes her series on New York's electric industry - today - the future of deregulation, the building of new power plants, and will prices go higher?  Go to full article

Energy Deregulation in New York, Pt. 4

When de-regulation started in New York in the mid-1990's, proponents predicted that by the turn of the century, New Yorkers would choose their power supplier as easily as they choose their long distance phone service. That hasn't happened yet. Karen Dewitt looks at why.  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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