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 →
Greenpeace USA * Friends of the Earth * Public Citizen * Citizen Power * Center for Biological Diversity * Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana * TURN-The Utility Reform Network * Sustainable Energy & Economy Network * Green Delaware * Massachusetts Environmental Energy Alliance * Massachusetts Forest Watch * Coal Moratorium Now!
One of the puzzling aspects of the evolving energy picture in the US is transmission.Â Many interests are pushing a huge transmission line building program to move electrons from the Dakotas eastward towards the Chicago area and on the to the East Coast. Part of this “plan” is to take away the ability of states and local communities to “stop the lines.”
But when one looks beneath the surface, two trends emerge: (1) most of the proposed lines seem to really be about moving coal and nuclear power around for “market” purposes, and (2) they are based on the assumption that “renewable” power will be in addition to, rather than in place of, coal and nuke power.Â In other words, transmission and generation interests are counting on being able to defeat effective energy efficiency programs that would reduce our present consumption ofÂ electricity. Continue reading →
Follow-up to Alert 650: Frieda Berryhill’s report: “‘Your Government at Work’ is something to behold !”
In Alert 650: Nutty nuclear schemes to be presented in Legislative Hall–April 9, 2009, 4:00 pm ( http://greendel.org/?p=313 ) we announced this meeting and made some observations on global warming and the need to tell the good ideas from the bad ones.
The actual meeting is described by long-time anti-nuclear activist Frieda Berryhill:
Green Delaware Alert 649 (please post/forward)
(note:Â 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 ….