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Report- When, Not If: Bridgeport’s Future and the Closing of PSEG’s Coal Plant

Report- When, Not If: Bridgeport’s Future and the Closing of PSEG’s Coal Plant

When, Not If:  Bridgeport’s Future and the Closing of PSEG’s Coal Plant (PDF) Presentation: When Not If_ Bridgeports Future and the Retirement of PSEG’s Coal Plant (PPT)                                        

January 23, 2014 Read More →

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Connecticut joins no-more-coal coalition

Hartford Courant: Connecticut will join an international coalition dedicated to ending reliance on traditional coal-fired power plants, Gov. Daniel P. Malloy announced at a San Francisco conference Thursday. The only remaining coal-burning power plant in Connecticut is the Bridgeport Harbor Station. That plant is already scheduled to be shut down by 2021 and be replaced […]

September 14, 2018 Read More →

‘Offshore wind ready to take off in the U.S.’

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): As of the end of 2017, European countries have installed a total of just under 16,000 MW of offshore wind. The United States has installed 30 MW. For a country that ranks second globally in onshore wind installations with roughly 89 GW, why is it that the US is so […]

August 7, 2018 Read More →

Connecticut Aims for 40% Renewable Energy by 2030

Utility Dive: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has finalized the state’s 2018 Comprehensive Energy Strategy (CES), and recommended doubling the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 40% by 2030. The new renewables goal is a significant step up and higher than previously considered. State law currently sets the RPS at 20%, and […]

February 12, 2018 Read More →
Wind in the Wires, and More on the Way

Wind in the Wires, and More on the Way

30 States Have Projects Under Construction or in Advanced Development

Wind power is a rapidly growing source of electricity in the U.S., doubling its share of generation in just five years, to 4.9 percent in 2015. The declining cost of wind power, along with cheap natural gas, has put tremendous financial pressure on both coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and is changing the mix of fuels […]

September 16, 2016 Read More →
The Nine-State Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: A Potential Model for U.S. Carbon-Emissions Reductions

The Nine-State Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative: A Potential Model for U.S. Carbon-Emissions Reductions

An Instructive Path Forward for Clean Power Plan Compliance

Last month as Senate Republicans passed two resolutions to strike down provisions of the Clean Power Plan, members of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a collaboration of nine Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states, met in New York. Discussions centered on how the country’s first carbon cap-and-trade market will approach compliance with the EPA’s Clean Power […]

December 3, 2015 Read More →
Bridgeport ‘Weighs Future’ of Its Coal Plant

Bridgeport ‘Weighs Future’ of Its Coal Plant

The Connecticut Post is out today with an update on opposition to the coal-fired plant that provides electricity to Bridgeport, Conn. The City Council on Monday passed a non-binding resolution to shut the plant, owned by PSEG. Excerpts: – “One part of the resolution called on plant owner PSEG to ‘phase out the coal-fired electricity […]

October 7, 2014 Read More →
Report claims that Bridgeport Harbor coal unit is uneconomic

Report claims that Bridgeport Harbor coal unit is uneconomic

  By Barry Cassell, Generation Hub – Group says PSEG should look at retiring one of the last New England coal units “A new report cautions that Public Service Enterprise Group’s (NYSE: PEG) Bridgeport Harbor Unit 3 – the last coal-fired power facility in Connecticut and one of the few remaining such facilities in New England – […]

January 24, 2014 Read More →
Future dim for Connecticut’s last coal-fired power plant

Future dim for Connecticut’s last coal-fired power plant

By Luther Turmelle, New Haven Register – BRIDGEPORT – “Connecticut’s last coal-fired power plant may not be around much longer if the projections of a Cleveland-based energy economics firm are correct…. Power generators in New England are required to notify ISO-New England if they wish to permanently shut down their plants, said Lacey Ryan, a […]

January 24, 2014 Read More →
Report calls for shutting down coal plant

Report calls for shutting down coal plant

By Brian Lockhart, Connecticut Post – BRIDGEPORT – “The South End’s coal-fired electric plant — the last in the state and the city’s third-highest taxpayer — is belching cash along with smoke from its landmark candy-cane stack. That’s the conclusion of the nonprofit Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, which Wednesday released a report showing […]

January 24, 2014 Read More →
Prepare for retirement of Conn. coal plant, report says

Prepare for retirement of Conn. coal plant, report says

By Matthew Bandyk, SNL Financial – CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA- “The only coal-fired plant in Connecticut faces a “bleak” future, according to a Jan. 23 economic analysis that argues that Public Service Enterprise Group Inc.‘s Bridgeport Harbor 3 plant will not be financially viable under any realistic scenario and that state policymakers should prepare for its retirement. […]

January 24, 2014 Read More →