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A new plan announced by Gov. Cuomo would convert the NRG power plant in Dunkirk, NY to natural gas. Photo: Kate O'Connell
A new plan announced by Gov. Cuomo would convert the NRG power plant in Dunkirk, NY to natural gas. Photo: Kate O'Connell

Advocates: Deal for power plant "undermined" PSC

Earlier this week, we reported on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's role in pushing sometimes conflicting sides to agreement on a new wilderness area in the central Adirondacks.

Now the governor's had a hand in a $150-million deal that will see a coal-fired power plant on Lake Erie converted to burn natural gas.

Many of New York's power stations are reaching the end of their operating lives. The Public Service Commission has been assessing options for the future of the Dunkirk power station for months.

The deal that announced by the governor this week wasn't actually one of them, even though the agreement is supposed to be contingent upon PSC approval.  Go to full article

PSC Studies Rural Telecommunications

A study of rural areas by the Public Service Commission will demonstrate ways to improve access to telecommunications in the North Country. State Senator Jim Wright says rural communities continue to fall behind more populated areas in technological infrastructure.  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

Energy Deregulation in New York, Pt. 3

Does New York need more power plants or more energy conservation? Proponents of both building plants and conserving energy agree that some action will need to be taken very soon to avoid an energy shortage in New York. Karen Dewitt's third report in a five-part series on energy.  Go to full article

Energy Deregulation in New York, Pt. 2

Even in a deregulated energy market, there is still a need for government supervision. Governor Pataki's Public Service Commission has been spearheading the transition to deregulation but some state legislators complain the PSC has bungled the job. Karen Dewitt has this second report in a five-part series on energy deregulation in New York State.  Go to full article

PSC Promotes Diesel Generators Despite Air Quality Concerns

The New York State Public Service Commission is promoting the use of more diesel generators at factories and other businesses this summer. As Karen DeWitt reports, environmentalists say that could cause more pollution.  Go to full article

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