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Schumer visits city to speak on NRG

August 6, 2013

New York state senior U.S. Senator Charles Schu-mer will be in Dunkirk today to discuss his support for repowering the NRG Dunkirk plant....

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rumblefish

Aug-06-13 3:43 PM

only in America, send in the clowns

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Localone

Aug-06-13 11:52 AM

The public is not waiting on an announcement from NRG. NRG is waiting on an announcement from the Public Service Commision.

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Localone

Aug-06-13 11:50 AM

NRG has decided, the problem is a bank wont finance the project without a guarnatee of revenue as collateral. Thats where the PSC comes in, by directing National Grid to enter into a power purchase agreement to buy electricity from NRG. This is what this hole thing is about and its been repeated over and over, even the observer got it right for a change.

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hadenough

Aug-06-13 8:48 AM

If according to localone NRG has already decided to convert to natural gas then why all the hoopla with meetings and the politicians. One thing however is missing, the announcement from NRG. Why the mystery? Please enlighten us localone.

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DKexpat

Aug-06-13 8:25 AM

Steiner is right. (Bet ya thought ya’d never hear me say that.)

If you support natural-gas-fired electric plants, you also support horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing of the shale reservoirs responsible for the glut of natural gas on the market today.

Until five years ago the chemical industry was moving overseas, with a 29% job loss over the past 30 years. Today, employment is up the most since 1988 because, thanks to the cheap natural gas, the US now has the most cost-effective chemical manufacturing output in the world.

US and foreigh companies are investing tens of billions in new facilities in TX and LA. The largest methanol company is the world is spending $1.1B to disassemble its plant in Chile and move it to TX. Heck, even Saudi Basic Industries is looking at how to build US facilities.

Natural gas is 4x - 4x - more costly in Asia than here. Hence the current un-mothballing of LNG import facilities to turn them into export ports.

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Localone

Aug-06-13 8:22 AM

I'll repeat what Ive said multiple times. NRG is building a new gas plant in dunkirk. Chuckie's late to the party for a reason. Its because he wanted to make sure it was a go before hand so he could tell you he helped at election time.

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Steiner

Aug-06-13 7:48 AM

So Senator Schumer supports repowering Dunkirk plant with natural gas.. Guess what follows folks ? He supports fracking too. You cant have one without the other. The gas boom is due to fracking. I can see visions of doom, end of the world, no fresh water from the green heads. If it happens folks, get ready for more water vapor, a great green house gas in the air.

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