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A controversial power line project along the Hudson River has been delayed.

An extension was granted to allow West Point Partners extra time to seek out an alternative route and converter station site.

The Catskill Daily Mail reports West Point has been given until November 5th to explore the possibility of using lands adjacent to an existing route, which runs through uninhabited Greene County land where National Grid power lines already exist.

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As the state convened stakeholder discussions on the future of New York’s clean energy funding today, a coalition of clean energy advocates put forward its own vision of New York’s “Clean Energy Fund.”

The state is considering combining three successful programs – the Renewable Portfolio Standard or RPS, the Systems Benefit Charge, and the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard – into one revenue stream: the Clean Energy Fund.


A Greene County community is split over whether to allow new power transmission projects to cut through municipalities to feed electricity to New Yorkers downstate.   Governor Andrew Cuomo’s so-called “Energy Highway Blueprint” aims to raise the energy supply downstate by 1,000 megawatts to head off a possible energy shortfall in the New York City area.

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New York's Public Service Commission has approved the Champlain Hudson Power Express, a plan to build an 330-mile power line from Quebec to Queens that  would be placed mostly under Lake Champlain and the Hudson River.

BOSTON (AP) — More than 345,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity following the massive snowstorm that swept across the Northeast, with most outages in hard-hit Massachusetts.

Utilities in Massachusetts are reporting more than 243,000 of their power customers still in the dark Sunday morning, down from more than 400,000.

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Electric technology has come full circle in two different ways affecting two upstate communities.

A power generation station in Columbia County that dates back to the 19th century has been restored to service. The Stuyvesant Hydro Electric Station came back online in December providing power to National Grid, albeit on a temporary basis. The facility is nearly completely rehabilitated.