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Dunkirk repowering study shows lower electricity prices, more jobs, lower emissions

March 26, 2013

An independent study that was just released shows that the proposed repowering of the Dunkirk generating station would provide remarkable benefits to electricity ratepayers, as well as significant......

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Mar-26-13 9:22 AM

Dream another dream!!

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Mar-26-13 9:24 AM

"Once the plant begins operations, the economic benefits will generate an average of 3,630 jobs per year, of which 1,450 would be in the vicinity of Dunkirk."

One can only hope...

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Mar-26-13 10:48 AM

It's probably overly optimistic, but at least it sounds promising.

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Mar-26-13 11:42 AM

We better tell Carriage House, Petri Bakery, Cott Juice and any other companies that are leaving to just hold on. It would be nice to see this come about. It is amazing that a plant that would only produce 2% of the states energy needs would have such a dramatic affect on the local and state economy. The only ones that would loose are the employees, there are over 80 now and when the new plant goes online it would be under 30.

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Mar-26-13 12:04 PM

There is feasibility to this... it also takes NYS to stop purchasing electricity from the north.

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Mar-26-13 2:11 PM

GREAT NEWS IF THE REPORT IS ACCURATE! Lower energy costs should help the area to attract new employers. Now, if we could only do something about the ridiculous taxes that are driving employers away.

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Mar-26-13 2:43 PM

It seems vastly overoptimistic to me, but any hope and effort to improve things around here is a good thing.

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Mar-26-13 4:42 PM

Please give this chance Home Town!

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Mar-26-13 4:57 PM

Lower electricity prices, more jobs, lower emissions...sounds like a GOP nightmare to me! It will never fly, the Tea Party has their foot in the door and from now on anything sensible will be rejected as witchcraft or socialism.

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Mar-26-13 10:02 PM

I'd watch the jobs forecast.

Yes, re-outfitting the plant would create jobs, some permanent but most temporary. Once the plant is operational, maybe it will increase jobs.

BUT...the cost savings passed on to business and consumers doesn't readily translate to job growth/creation.

Job growth/creation only occurs if the markets for the products and services of these firms increase. Growth is organic -- a company can't grow its business, and add jobs, through savings on its monthly utility bill.

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