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08.24.11
Agreement between PSNH and the IPPs will allow the construction of the new biomass plant in Berlin while retaining jobs at the existing smaller biomass plants.
08.24.11
Coos County boost: Agreement with PSNH puts energy project a step closer to development.
08.24.11
After reports that Cate Street Capital’s proposed wood-fueled Berlin Station in Berlin, N.H., was dead in the water, a new agreement established this week could bring the plans back to life
08.23.11
Public Utilities Commission would have to approve the settlement between PSNH and the biomass plants
08.23.11
The proposed Berlin BioPower Plant – seen as a economic boost to the North Country - is alive again.
08.23.11
The biomass thermal community is not waiting for Washington to hand down progressive energy policy.
08.16.11
“All parties are talking. Negotiations are on-going,” said Richard Cyr, vice president at Cate Street Capital.
08.03.11
Power challenge: Berlin says delays are jeopardizing city’s outlook.
07.27.11
“This is one of the biggest events in the city in my lifetime. Now, if we can just cross the finish line.” - Mayor Paul Grenier
07.22.11
It appears the effort to build the 75-megawatt Berlin Station Biomass Plant is not dead in the water
07.22.11
It appears the effort to build the 75-megawatt Berlin Station Biomass Plant is not dead in the water.
07.20.11
Negotiations have resumed to resurrect the proposed 75-megawatt Berlin Station biomass plant
07.13.11
Breakdown: Developer says existing wood-burning plants made unreasonable demands.
07.13.11
The two parties admit they were close to an agreement that would see the wood-fired Independent Power Producers withdraw their state Supreme Court appeal.
07.11.11
...when the federal prison opens, and if the biomass plant is built: “We could lead the state out of the recession.”
07.08.11
Whitefield Power and Light, owned by Korea East-West, has been singled out as the lone independent power producer (IPP) unwilling to complete a deal that would have allowed construction to begin on the Berlin Station Biomass Plant.
07.07.11
“In the end it was greed beyond belief that stopped this project,” Grenier said.
07.07.11
When the backers of the proposed biomass plant in Berlin recently said the project was dead some observers wondered if they were serious. But they’ve started removing equipment from the site.
07.07.11
The future of the proposed 75 megawatt wood-to-energy power plant remains unknown as both sides try to figure out what happens next
07.07.11
Blame collapse of talks with other plants
07.06.11
All but one of six small, wood-fired biomass plants were willing to make a deal that Cate Street Capital says would have allowed it to go ahead with the Berlin biomass plant.
07.06.11
Six smaller biomass plants are appealing the PUC’s approval of a power purchase agreement between the Berlin Station and PN.H. to the state Supreme Court
07.05.11
The Berlin Station biomass project in New Hampshire is officially off the table as a result of financial uncertainty created by project opponents, according to the project developers.
07.05.11
The proposed Berlin Station biomass project is dead after negotiations with the wood-fired Independent Power Producers failed to reach an agreement
07.02.11
A proposal to open a biomass plant in Berlin, N.H., has hit a dead end.
07.01.11
The wood-fired plants have objected to the PUC’s recent approval of a deal that would allow PSNH to buy electricity from the Berlin plant.
06.24.11
20-year contract between Public Service of New Hampshire and a proposed Berlin biomass plant is a huge economic deal with plenty of ramifications
06.24.11
NH's North Country could see the start of an economic boost soon
06.24.11
A group of wood-fired power plants have lost the latest round in their battle for a new hearing on a proposed biomass plant in Berlin, N.H.
06.24.11
The PUC decision removes another obstacle to Berlin Station’s plan to construct a 75-megawatt biomass plant in Berlin
06.23.11
The Public Utilities Commission has approved a 20-year contract for Public Service of New Hampshire to buy power from a new biomass plant in Berlin.
06.07.11
Joint motion allows Laidlaw Berlin BioPower LLC to transfer its permit to build a biomass plant on the former mill site to Berlin Station.
06.04.11
Following Thursday’s protest by more than two dozen workers in the building and construction trades at the Bridgewater Power Company, over the biomass plant’s seeming opposition to a prospective biomass venture in Berlin, Bridgewater responds.
06.03.11
NH Building and Construction Trades Council and United Steel Workers Union, Local 75, picketed at Bridgewater Power in protest of the biomass plant’s opposition to a similar plant that may be built in Berlin.
06.03.11
The situation in New Hampshire over a biomass power project in Berlin has pitted the developers against the existing biomass plants, and is now involving the industries and people who could potentially build the new plant.
06.02.11
Union workers from around the state will picket Bridgewater Power to protest NH IPPs opposition to proposed biomass plant in Berlin
06.01.11
One of Laidlaw Berlin BioPower/Berlin Station’s toughest critics has reached an agreement with the company and will withdraw his opposition to the biomass plant.
05.29.11
Isaacson steel company, a steelworkers union and a group representing construction workers have taken out large newspaper ads telling the small biomass plants to withdraw their opposition
05.26.11
Utility says there is no reason for the PUC to reconsider its conditional approval of a deal to buy power from the proposed Berlin biomass project.
05.26.11
Isaacson says smaller biomass plants are hypocritical in asking NH to save their plants while they try to stop Berlin's project
05.24.11
With expired power purchase agreements and no interested buyers, four New Hampshire biomass power plants face possible shutdowns that would impact more than just the facilities themselves.
04.21.11
The NH biomass industry should learn from Henry Ford, and work together on solving its most important issues.
04.20.11
NH's Older Generation Biomass Plants Offer Class 3 Renewable Energy Credits, Something PSNH Doesn't Need
04.20.11
The NH Public Utilities Commission says it will approve the PSNH - Laidlaw power purchase agreement with changes to the contract
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