Category Archives: Uncategorized

Gallery

Amid a Spate of Nuclear Plant Closings, State Officials Mull Economic, Environmental Impacts

This gallery contains 2 photos.

By Rona Cohen Nuclear power has long been a mainstay of the Northeast’s energy mix, but a wave of planned retirements has fueled a debate about the fate of aging reactors, and their value to the region’s economy as states … Continue reading

Gallery

NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Deal to Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant

This gallery contains 1 photos.

The Indian Point Nuclear Plant will close in four years, more than a decade ahead of schedule, a deal that “eliminates a major risk” to the safety of New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his State of the State … Continue reading

Gallery

Benefits of State Clean Energy Mandates Outweigh Costs, Federal Report Finds

The costs associated with implementing state renewable-energy standards between now and mid-century will be far outweighed by the benefits to public health and the environment, a new federal report finds. The report was released jointly by the Lawrence Berkeley National … Continue reading

Gallery

First-in-the-Nation Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online in Rhode Island

By Rona Cohen Last week, America’s first offshore wind farm, a 30-megawatt project situated off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, began to deliver electricity into the New England Power grid. Proponents of the industry hope the pilot will … Continue reading

Gallery

Arctic Report Card 2016: Persistent Warming Triggering Profound Changes

This gallery contains 1 photos.

Persistent, rapid warming in the Arctic is producing unprecedented changes in the region’s ecosystem and wildlife, a phenomenon that has broad ramifications for the global environment and economy, an international team of scientists warn in the Arctic Report Card 2016, … Continue reading

Gallery

CSG/ERC Climate Plenary Highlights Global Changes, Local Opportunities

This gallery contains 1 photos.

By Rona Cohen In the summer of 2014, Jean Lemire, a Canadian documentary filmmaker and biologist, set sail in a 51-foot retrofitted fishing trawler and headed for the treacherous Northwest Passage, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Lemire was … Continue reading

Gallery

In New York’s Fast-Growing Solar Market, A Focus on Assessing “Value”

This gallery contains 1 photos.

By Rona Cohen As New York proceeds with its energy-system overhaul, solar power is booming, and regulators and industry sources say that finding a way to accurately value solar’s contribution to the grid will be key to sustaining that growth. … Continue reading