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Public meeting postponed on proposed shutdown of Indian River power plant’s Unit 3

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. 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: “DNREC negotiating permanent shutdown of additional coal unit at Indian River Power Plant”

Alert 662: The big bad guys, a sick river, some good guys, and “Cooling towers”

Many readers will know about this issue–Green Delaware has written about it quite a bit, and recently even the mainstream press has been paying some attention.

Technically, the problem is simple:  Big bad industrial sites–mainly, in Delaware, Conectiv’s Edge-Moor Power Plant, Valero’s Delaware City Refinery, and NRG’s Indian River Power Plant–pump hundreds of millions of gallons of water out of the Delaware River and Rehoboth Bay every day.  DuPont, Sunoco, and others are also offenders.  The biggest single offender is the Salem/Hope Creek nuclear complex across the river in New Jersey. Continue reading

Alert 649: In Washington, DC, signs of change. In Delaware….every backbone counts

Green Delaware Alert 649
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(note:  Some versions of this Alert were incorrectly numbered 648)

Fossil Fools Day
Obama and the auto industry
Opportunity knocks, but can the environmental movement step up to the plate?
In Delaware, “The more things change, the more they stay the same….”
In a small place, every backbone counts ….

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“Delaware Energy Plan 2009-2014”–a worst-ever report?

Green Delaware Alert 645

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“Delaware Energy Plan
2009-2014”–a worst-ever report?
Coal promoted in multiple ways …
Incineration promoted …
public participation dissed …

Public comments needed by March 15, 2009
(see below for suggestions)
Defend Delaware’s laws against incineration!