News from the Associated Press - December 6, 2013

Associated Press
December 6, 2013

NY seeks $30M in proposals for renewable energy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is seeking proposals for $30 million worth of commercial renewable energy projects in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is looking for proposals for solar and renewable biogas systems larger than 200 kilowatts by Dec. 30. The projects must be installed at businesses, factories, municipal buildings or other large commercial facilities.

Projects must be operating by April 2015.

The funding comes under the NY-Sun Competitive Photovoltaic Program.


Effort to build new Lake Ontario nuke plant halted

SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) - UniStar Nuclear Energy is completely withdrawing its application to build a third nuclear power plant at Nine Mile Point on Lake Ontario.

The company submitted an operating license application in September 2008 to build what would have been Nine Mile 3. But just over a year later UniStar submitted a letter requesting the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to temporarily suspend the application review, including any supporting reviews by external agencies, until further notice.

The reason? The company told the NRC it was because Nine Mile Point 3 was not selected for federal loan guarantees.

Before the decision to halt the process entirely, the NRC had decided to discontinue all review activities and save work that had been completed.

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