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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 9:25 AM
IPPNY opposes A.10236-B (Galef) / S.8154-B (Harckham). The legislation is pre-empted by the jurisdiction of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other federal agencies over the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and the use of their nuclear decommissioning trust (NDT).
Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 3:16 PM
IPPNY opposes S.8154-B (Harckham) / A.10236-B (Galef). The legislation is pre-empted by the jurisdiction of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other federal agencies over the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and the use of their nuclear decommissioning trust (NDT).
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 1:16 PM
IPPNY opposes A.10236-A (Galef) / S.8154-A (Harckham). The legislation is pre-empted by the jurisdiction of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other federal agencies over the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and the use of their nuclear decommissioning trust (NDT).
Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 3:10 PM
IPPNY supports A.10006 (Cusick). This legislation would enhance protection of critical infrastructure, such as power plants, from cyberattacks. Among other provisions, the bill would amend existing law on the power and duties of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, and it would add cyberattacks to the list of parameters for which an assessment of the vulnerability of critical infrastructure (including, but not limited to, power plants and now, under the legislation, industrial control systems) would be done and for which protective strategies would be developed.
Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 3:03 PM
In his update this morning on the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo stated that New York must prioritize infrastructure buildout, including more renewable energy resources. Among the projects he is looking to prioritize is a transmission line that would transport hydropower from Canada to New York City.
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 5:13 PM
As U.S. policy makers look for cost-effective ways to tackle climate change, a diverse coalition of power generators, trade associations, and think tank experts this week asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to examine the policy options and implications of carbon pricing policies in competitive wholesale electricity markets. The request, submitted before FERC by a broad cross section of the electric industry and think tank voices, comes at a time when many states, utilities and electric markets are already considering policies that reduce carbon emissions in the electric sector and grappling with whether to integrate carbon pricing directly into the markets.
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 4:37 PM
A report released today by Energyzt and a diverse coalition of energy, environmental and labor groups shows that New York City’s current plan to receive hydropower delivered over the proposed Champlain Hudson Power Express (“CHPE”) transmission line will not reduce climate-related emissions and, in fact, may increase overall emissions.
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM
For New York City to achieve its climate and clean energy goals in the most cost-effective way, a diverse and growing coalition of major labor, business and environmental groups are today urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to issue a new competitive Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to meet the City’s renewable electricity needs. The groups’ call for an RFP comes in the wake of the Mayor’s announcement that the City would seek a contract for Canadian hydropower by the end of 2020 and, more recently, its interest in providing public financing to construct a new transmission line, the Champlain Hudson Power Express (“CHPE”) from Quebec to New York City. The CHPE line is estimated to cost in excess of $3 billion.
Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 9:06 AM
New York State Senate Minority Leader John J. Flanagan has appointed Independent Power Producers of New York (IPPNY) President and CEO Gavin J. Donohue to the New York State Climate Action Council, a 22-member body currently being assembled under the recently-enacted New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). The new law requires 70 percent of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy systems by 2030, the power sector to be zero-emitting by 2040, and statewide greenhouse gas emissions to decrease by 85 percent from 1990 levels by 2050.
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:06 PM
IPPNY President and CEO Gavin J. Donohue said, “Reaching the State’s ambitious goals will require unprecedented levels of investment in the electric system and near-complete electrification of the transportation, residential and commercial sectors. New investment will be needed in renewables, transmission, energy storage, and, most critically, power generation capable of providing reliable and dispatchable electric service during extended periods where the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine. Independent power producers look forward to working with the State to improve upon the existing competitive market structure and develop new mechanisms for attracting such investments.”