A public information meeting to discuss the proposed shutdown of Unit 3 at NRG’s Indian River Power Plant scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11, has been postponed by DNREC.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.Â 16, at the Millsboro Fire Company Banquet Hall. DNREC will provide an overview of a proposal to shut the coal-fired unit and will receive public feedback about the proposal.
See: â€œDNREC negotiating permanent shutdown of additional coal unit at Indian River Power Plantâ€
Delaware Electric Cooperative involved
Friends, yesterday we reported on a potential agreement to shut down a 177 megawatt coal generating unit in Delaware.Â That’s good news.Â But we have a much nastier piece of coal news that also needs reporting.
The little town of Dendron , Virginia, population 293, over fifty percent black, this week narrowly approved permits for a 1500 megawatt coal unit.Â Many residents of the area are strongly opposed, not wanting their community to be poisoned by a coal burner.Â Check the project promoters’ page to see how the community is being mislead and manipulated. Continue reading
Truthout lead with a story today saying:
“It’s round one in the 2010 fight against global warming and Minnesota has landed the first punch against coal-fired electricity that crosses its borders. The state is seeking to place a tariff on carbon dioxide turned out by coal plants in North Dakota.” Continue reading
“I have spent the past six months working with a group of coal state Democrats in the Senate, led by West Virginia native Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), drafting provisions to assist the coal industry …. ”
–Â Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia
It should be no secret that Delaware’s congressional delegation–Castle, Carper and Kaufman/Biden–generally doesn’t represent the interests of Delawareans.Â Why should they?Â Much of their campaign money doesn’t come from Delaware, and they don’t have to worry about reelection.Â But, I doubt many realize how hard and how often “our” representatives in Washington work directly against the interests of Delawareans.Â The worst is Senator Tom Carper.
Shortsighted plans at Delaware Electric Cooperative
Coop should not invest members’ energy future in new coal plant
Years ago, I suggested in the State News that Delaware Electric Cooperative (“the Coop”) should invest in conservation and efficiency programs in its own service area, benefiting members and local businesses, rather than send this money our of state to buy nuclear power from Virginia. Continue reading