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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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IEEFA Update (Corrected): Wind in the Wires, and More on the Way

IEEFA Update (Corrected): 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 →
Press release: Connecticut’s last coal-fired power plant is in critical financial condition, community needs to plan for transition

Press release: Connecticut’s last coal-fired power plant is in critical financial condition, community needs to plan for transition

Report Finds Handwriting May Already Be On the Wall for 45-Year-Old Coal Plant Whose Pre-Tax Earnings “Fell off the Cliff” in 2009 and Are Unlikely to Recover to the High Pre-2009 Levels; Lower Natural Gas Prices, Lower Energy Market Prices & Other Trends Too Much to Overcome. HARTFORD, CT– A new financial analysis report cautions […]

January 23, 2014 Read More →
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 →
The zombie coal plant

The zombie coal plant

Environmentalists want to kill off Brayton Point. The Patrick administration says let the market do the dirty work. BOSTON – “Jay O’Hara didn’t have to see the gun to get spooked. The sound of the bullet hitting the chamber of a police officer’s rifle was enough. ‘I heard the bolt action of the rifle over […]

October 18, 2013 Read More →