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
The Siting Board will conduct a public comment hearing to receive public comments on the proposed Footprint Natural Gas Facility, which will replace the current coal facility at Salem Harbor Station. The hearing is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Salem High School, 77 Wilson Street, Salem, Massachusetts. This is an important opportunity … Continue reading September 19 Public Hearing: Energy Siting Board
The Salem News reports that the new owner of the Salem power plan, will be partnering with Toyta Tsusho Corp., a member of the group of companies that includes Toyota Motors Corp. “We are delighted to add a world-class organization with Toyota’s resources and experience as a member of our team,” said Peter Furniss, Footprint’s … Continue reading Footprint announces Toyota partnership
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?
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.
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
In an interview with the Salem News, the new owners of Salem Harbor Station say,"we're going to do it right." The new plant owners, Peter Furniss and Scott Silverstein of Footprint Power, take responsibility for the clean up, and claim they do not need public subsidies to ensure that the old plant is taken down. … Continue reading Footprint will clean up site
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
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
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