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Opportunity Knocks With Closing of Coal-Fired Power Plant in Upstate New York

Opportunity Knocks With Closing of Coal-Fired Power Plant in Upstate New York

Potential Makeover of Tonawanda's Economy May Serve as a National Model

When we published our report about the fading financial viability of the aging Huntley Generation Station in early 2014, the facts showed the facility was all but destined to close. It had marginal usefulness for the region it was built to serve, and the financial drain it placed on NRG, the owner, would be borne […]

September 3, 2015 Read More →
Report- Huntley Generating Station: Coal Plant’s Weak Financial Outlook Calls For Corporate And Community Leadership

Report- Huntley Generating Station: Coal Plant’s Weak Financial Outlook Calls For Corporate And Community Leadership

Huntley Generating Station: Coal Plant’s Weak Financial Outlook Calls For Corporate And Community Leadership (pdf)      

January 28, 2014 Read More →

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New York Is on the Verge of Going Coal Free

A Bipartisan Energy-Transition Example Other States Can Follow

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State speech this month contained one especially good bit of news for the planet and for public health: New York state’s remaining coal-fired power plants will close by 2020. The governor also committed to helping the workers who lose their jobs as a result of plant retirements and the […]

January 26, 2016 Read More →

Group Pushes Cuomo for Access to New York State Coal Transition Fund

A coalition working to mitigate the effects of the Huntley Station power plant’s closure is calling on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to ensure access to coal transition funds for the Town of Tonawanda and Ken-Ton School District. The Just Transition Coalition is calling for a commitment of $6 million per year for five years from […]

January 13, 2016 Read More →

Study: Two Western New York Coal-Burning Plants Can Be Closed

Scott Waldman for Politico: An independent examination of two struggling coal-burning power plants in Western New York has found that neither is needed to maintain reliability of the state’s electrical grid, which could pave the way for their closure. On Friday, the New York State Independent System Operator said the Huntley power plant outside Buffalo […]

November 4, 2015 Read More →

NYISO Concludes Huntley and Dunkirk Plants Are Not Needed for Grid Reliability

David Bertola in Buffalo Business First: Results of an independent study of two Western New York coal-burning power plants say that neither facility is needed, and that they can prepare to be closed. On Oct. 30, New York State Independent System Operator said that two NRG Energy Inc. plants – Tonawanda Huntley and Dunkirk – […]

November 2, 2015 Read More →

NRG Continues to Seek Bailout for Failing Upstate New York Power Plant

Scott Waldman for Politico: A struggling coal-burning power plant outside Buffalo is looking into how much it would cost for ratepayers to subsidize it for another few years of operation. NRG Energy Inc. recently filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to establish a cost for a four-year bailout of the Huntley power […]

October 28, 2015 Read More →
A Choice in Upstate New York as NRG Closes Its Huntley Power Plant

A Choice in Upstate New York as NRG Closes Its Huntley Power Plant

Communities Can Create New Beginnings by Pulling Together

On Aug. 28, NRG Energy announced its intention to retire the Huntley Station power plant in upstate New York. Huntley currently pays a total of $6 million in revenue to our local municipalities and employs 75 workers. The facility is closing for the simple reason that it can’t make a profit by burning coal. Low […]

Move to Gain Federal Support for Energy Economy in Upstate New York

The Buffalo News: The federal government should commit funding to help the Town of Tonawanda and the University at Buffalo Regional Institute come up with a long-term economic plan to deal with the potential closure of the Huntley Station power plant, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. In a letter over the weekend to the […]

September 21, 2015 Read More →

Schumer Announces Federal Push to Support Post-Coal Economy in Tonawanda, N.Y.

The Dunkirk (N.Y.) Observer: On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer launched his push to secure federal funding to study ways to better ensure the financial stability for the town of Tonawanda. Schumer explained that the University at Buffalo’s Regional Institute recently applied for funding through the 2015 Economic Development Administration’s Partnerships for Opportunity and […]

September 18, 2015 Read More →
Opportunity Knocks With Closing of Coal-Fired Power Plant in Upstate New York

Opportunity Knocks With Closing of Coal-Fired Power Plant in Upstate New York

Potential Makeover of Tonawanda's Economy May Serve as a National Model

When we published our report about the fading financial viability of the aging Huntley Generation Station in early 2014, the facts showed the facility was all but destined to close. It had marginal usefulness for the region it was built to serve, and the financial drain it placed on NRG, the owner, would be borne […]

September 3, 2015 Read More →

Politico: ‘Economic Lifeline Could Keep Struggling Coal Plants Open’

Scott Waldman for Politico: NRG’s decision to close the Huntley and Dunkirk plants is a sign that the open market is working, where older and dirtier power plants can’t compete with newer and cleaner sources of power, said Jackson Morris, the eastern energy director at the Natural Resources Defense Council. He said the plants could […]

September 1, 2015 Read More →