Tue, Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm First Church in Salem, UU 316 Essex St. Salem, MA 01970 Join us for a FREE screening of "Time to Choose," a documentary by Charles Ferguson about the urgent need to transition to renewable energy. With footage from five continents, "Time to Choose" explores the scope of the … Continue reading Free screening of documentary film ‘Time to Choose’
State official: Power plant will be cleaned up
by Tom Dalton Staff Writer, Salem News September 28, 2012 SALEM — The state will make sure that past and current owners are held responsible for the cleanup of the Salem Harbor Station power plant, the state’s top energy official said yesterday. “We are not going to let any responsible party off the hook,” said … Continue reading State official: Power plant will be cleaned up
Record Ocean Temperatures Recorded Off New England Coast
by Bob Berwyn Climate Progress / News Report Published: Sunday 23 September 2012 Scientists said this year’s sea surface temperatures along the northeast coast of the U.S. set all-time records, with as-yet unknown consequences for marine ecosystems. Above-average temperatures were found in all parts of the ecosystem, from the ocean bottom to the sea surface … Continue reading Record Ocean Temperatures Recorded Off New England Coast
Power plant public hearing attracts crowd in Salem
Salem News September 20, 2012 Tom Dalton STAFF WRITER SALEM — The first large public hearing on Footprint Power’s plan to build a natural gas-fired power plant on the Salem waterfront generated a lot of questions and concerns, but little heat. If there is strong, broad-based community opposition to the idea of replacing 61-year-old Salem … Continue reading Power plant public hearing attracts crowd in Salem
How Much Will Footprint Power Pay Salem in Taxes?
by Stewart Lytle, Salem Patch August 22,2012 Footprint Power presents its plan for a new, smaller natural gas plant that will leave 40 acres of waterfront for future development. It isn't often that a city gets a gift that promises to pay at least $4.75 million a year in local taxes, creates jobs, pollutes … Continue reading How Much Will Footprint Power Pay Salem in Taxes?
SAFE gets a chance to see what the harbor front looks like from inside the coal plant.
Footprint Power promises that soon everyone in Salem will be able to approach the harbor and enjoy these views: minus the coal, stacks, and ugly industrial buildings. seldom seen view of Winter Island view of the coal pile Conservation Law Foundation’s Shanna Cleveland checking out the site and the management An industrial age on the … Continue reading SAFE gets a chance to see what the harbor front looks like from inside the coal plant.
Footprint details plans at first public meeting. Vows to build much cleaner power
By Bethany Bray Staff Writer Salem News August 22, 2012 SALEM — Footprint Power executives said yesterday the natural gas-fired plant they plan to build on Salem Harbor will be “dramatically cleaner” than the coal-burning one that has operated there since the 1950’s. The public got a first glimpse at Footprint’s plans at a … Continue reading Footprint details plans at first public meeting. Vows to build much cleaner power
Power plant deal is official
August 6, 2012 Footprint to hold public meetings to discuss development plans By Alan Burke Staff writer Salem News SALEM — Footprint Power has dropped the other shoe, announcing yesterday that the acquisition of the Salem Harbor Station power plant from Dominion Energy Inc. is a done deal. “The change in ownership went into … Continue reading Power plant deal is official
Plant to be cleaned up by 2017
House and Senate approve energy bill touted by Salem representative By Jesse Roman Staff Writer The Salem News Tue Jul 31, 2012 Salem Harbor Station will be dismantled and the entire 60-acre site will be cleaned up by 2017, the state Legislature vowed yesterday in passing an energy bill championed by Salem Rep. John Keenan. … Continue reading Plant to be cleaned up by 2017
Salem power-plant rider bogs down energy-bill talks
By Matt Murphy/State House News Service State House News Service Posted Jul 28, 2012 A key section of the House energy bill inserted by Rep. John Keenan to facilitate the redevelopment of the Salem Power Plant has severely complicated negotiations between the House and Senate over a final bill in the waning days of formal … Continue reading Salem power-plant rider bogs down energy-bill talks