Much Value in Nuclear Facilities

New York state currently has five nuclear power plants, and they all face mounting financial losses and pressure from activists. But closing them is not an environmentally good idea. The FitzPatrick plant in Oswego is scheduled to be shut down in 2017, and Exelon Corp. has announced that the nearby Nine Mile Unit No. 1…

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Methanol is a CO2 Utilization Pathway

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Methanol has been largely overlooked in the biofuels debate, perhaps that is because that is because it is typically produced from coal and natural gas and is often considered a fossil fuel product. But it is more accurate to think of methanol as a synthetic fuel that can be produced from all manner of carbon…

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New York needs to save nuclear plants

New York is engaging in an ambitious effort called REV (Renewing the Energy Vision) to update the state’s electricity grid to support renewable energy and microgrids. Unfortunately, this vision fails to see the importance of the state’s largest source of low-carbon electricity, nuclear power. Anyone who is concerned about climate change and the need to…

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Anti-Gas Activist Response to my Pipeline Op-Ed

Laying out realities of pipeline Albany Times-Tribune By Dennis Higgins, Commentary Thursday, August 13, 2015 In his recent op-ed, technology consultant Edward Dodge accuses Yoko Ono of failing to see the value of the Constitution Pipeline and fracked gas. Dodge claims Ono’s concerns amount to fear-mongering. However, peer-reviewed scientific reports — including studies cited by the state Department of Health in…

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The NED Pipeline is Good for New England

Anti-gas activists continue their campaign to halt construction of the much needed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline intended to bring natural gas from the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania into Massachusetts and neighboring states. Despite the fact that residents of New England pay some of the highest prices for natural gas and electricity in the country, pipeline…

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