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New England’s energy challenges

The closing of the Brayton Point Power Station, in Somerset, last month means that coal will play an even smaller role in our region’s energy mix. That, at least, is worth...


Steep energy prices batter R.I. companies

In 1909, the Moore Company began manufacturing in Westerly. For four generations — over a century — we’ve been a part of the Rhode Island economy...


Invenergy’s development director talks getting the water source they need to move forward on State of Mind

John Niland, Development Director for Invenergy, joins Dan to discuss the Burrillville power plant proposal and it’s complex opposition...


Invenergy plant provides today’s power needs

While I am optimistic about the future of renewable energy, I am also realistic...


Burrillville plant key to R.I. power

The proposed Burrillville power plant has generated a lot of debate lately, from all sides of the issue. What’s missing from the arguments of the project’s opponents, however, is an understanding of just what’s at stake...


Insane to oppose efficient plant

Why does the Northeast regularly experience higher energy and electricity prices during the winter months? It’s not just because we are notorious for our frigid, snowy winters...


A $700M investment

How often do businesses come to Rhode Island proposing to invest $700 million in private capital for a new plant?...


Invenergy alters Burrillville power plant proposal to reduce oil use

PROVIDENCE — The company proposing a large power plant in Burrillville that would primarily burn natural gas has cut in half the number of days each year that the facility would turn to oil as a backup fuel...


PUC urging state regulators to approve proposed natural gas power plant in Burrillville

Citing demand, cost and reliability, the R.I. Public Utilities Commission is urging state regulators to approve a proposed natural gas power plant in Burrillville...


Burrillville power plant proposal wins backing in opinions from multiple state agencies

The Department of Environmental Management was the only agency to raise serious concerns in its opinion about the power plant...


Invenergy Reducing Potential Oil Usage at Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville

Cutting by half the potential oil-fired days at power facility will reduce emissions...


Invenergy presents their plan to build a Burrillville power plant

Development Director, InvenergyJohn Niland, Development Director at Invenergy, joined Dan Yorke State of Mind to present the Invenergy plan to build a power plant in Burrillville...


Invenergy sells half of future output to regional power grid

Invenergy has sold about half the output from a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville to the New England power grid through an annual auction that wrapped up earlier this week...


A win-win

As last week’s meeting of the Energy Facility Siting Board made clear, there is no shortage of people who want their say on the plan to build a $700 million power plant in the town of Burrillville...


Clear River Energy Center on WPRI's "Executive Suite

This week on Executive Suite: John Niland, vice president of business development at Invenergy, discusses its proposed $700-million power plant in Burrillville; Andy Posner, founder and CEO of Capital Good Fund, discusses the local lender’s $4.25-million debt offering to fund an expansion...


Public hearing on proposed power plant in Burrillville set for Jan. 12

WARWICK, R.I. - - The state Energy Facility Siting Board has formally opened a docket for a proposal to build a $700-million natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville and scheduled a preliminary hearing on the application for Jan. 12, 2016...


State-of-the-Art Burrillville Power Project Advancing with Filing of Project Plans with State’s Energy Facility Siting Board

Clear River Energy Center will be a key piece in solving Rhode Island’s energy challenges – and New England’s most efficient power facility...


Invenergy: Plant in Burrillville would cut regional carbon dioxide emissions by more than previously forecast

Invenergy is now saying that its proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville would lead to an even larger net decrease in regional emissions than the company had initially forecast...


Gary Ezovski and Carl Gustin: R.I. faces urgent energy challenge

New England faces clear, compelling and immediate economic consequences if additional electricity and natural gas infrastructure is not built over the next five years. And because the region’s energy infrastructure is highly integrated, Rhode Island will feel the impact...


R.I. needs energy mix

An Aug. 29 Commentary piece about the proposed Clear River Energy Center power facility (“Burrillville plant the wrong path”) missed the mark on Rhode Island’s and the region’s energy picture and new project developments...


Scott Duhamel: Construction work is never permanent

It never ceases to amaze me how often so-called smart thinkers easily discount the importance and significance of construction jobs...


More gas is still best in short term

The region's supply of natural gas finds itself short of demand, leading to price spikes, among other problems. Two projects that promise to help combat that are in the works...


Power plant a start to solve power costs

A natural gas-powered electrical plant proposed in Burrillville could introduce more than 900 megawatts to the New England grid, and is the largest generation project in a decade in Rhode Island...


Gas projects key to growth?

While opposition to natural gas-expansion projects in Rhode Island to date has been limited, the disputes bear watching. If challenges were to delay or derail these projects, the volatility of supplies and pricing for electricity and heat could get worse, say some business and state leaders...


Editorial: A good proposal

The public's reaction to a proposed gas-fired power plant that Chicago-based Invenergy wants to build in Burrillville ranges from enthusiastic support to no-holds-barred opposition — so strong that two people were willing to chain themselves to a fence and be arrested last week...


Invenergy planning 900-MW natural gas-fired plant in Rhode Island

Invenergy LLC wants to build a more than $700 million, 900-MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle plant in Burrillville, R.I., the Chicago-based merchant generator announced Aug. 4...


Newly planned 900 MW gas plant will help meet ISO-NE capacity concerns

Invenergy has announced plans to develop the 900-MW Clear River Energy Center in Burrillville, R.I., designed to help offset thousands of megawatts retiring in New England in the next several years...


Leading Clean Energy CEO, Governor Raimondo Join In Announcing State-of-the-Art Clean Power Project; Key Piece of Solution To Rhode Island Energy Challenges

PROVIDENCE, R.I., AUGUST 4, 2015 – Michael Polsky, president, founder, and CEO of leading clean energy developer and operator Invenergy, was joined by Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo and other state and local leaders on Tuesday to announce plans for the Clear River Energy Center, a “state-of-the-art” natural gas-fueled power generation facility in Burrillville...


R.I. officials to announce $700-million power plant in Burrillville

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Governor Raimondo is set to join the chief executive of a Chicago-based energy company at an event Tuesday to announce its proposal to build a $700-million gas-fired power plant in Burrillville...


State announces $700M power plant coming to Burrillville

PROVIDENCE - A proposed power plant in Burrillville is causing controversy in the town, as opponents voice concerns about noise and environmental pollution...


Raimondo: New power plant will provide clean energy, jobs

BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is set to unveil plans for a new power plant in Burrillville that will not only provide clean energy to the region, but also create dozens of jobs...