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mainenightowl

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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:18:46 PM

New England
 is relying on power plants fueled by oil and coal as bitter cold weather boosts demand while pipeline constraints limit natural gas supplies and send prices soaring.
The grid operator asked some units that burn fuel oil
 to start up to ensure adequate supplies and avoid “emergency action” if gas supplies or generation were to be disrupted unexpectedly, said Vamsi Chadalavada, chief operating officer of ISO New England Inc. Coal plants are running because the fuel is cheaper than gas, he said.
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 4:25:03 AM

ok
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:10:18 PM


Why yes, people do use more energy to heat their homes during extremely cold weather.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 11:19:09 AM

While cheap abundant natural gas remains unused.
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fora_7
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:16:41 AM

and artic weather here in Quebec
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 6:45:43 AM

Burning oil to produce electricity is the worst option.
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hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:23:45 AM

very cold here as well....it has to have an effect on consumption
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 4:47:19 AM

More Government insanity.
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:47:33 AM

Good information.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:41:37 AM

takes energy to make energy ......................
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Ltdc
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:21:30 AM

Interesting turn of events.
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Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:18:06 AM

true...

this is adding more temperature rising pollution into the air...

the wind has been blowing...

those turbines are turning...

and the sun has been shining for the most part...

what is wrong with them?
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flnobody
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:17:31 AM

"Vamsi Chadalavada, chief operating officer of ISO New England Inc. Coal plants are running because the fuel is cheaper than gas, he said."

BS
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FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:09:12 AM

They should use solar & wind. What's wrong with them?!?!!!!? Somebody alert the Sierra Club immediately!!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:55:10 PM

good
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TXRanger09
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:51:29 PM

New England will consume about 3.54 billion cubic feet of gas today and 3.66 billion tomorrow, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a winter alert today. Demand may be “slightly higher” on Jan. 28, according to the report. ------------So now when I read about a new gas well that might produce 17 billion c/f of natural gas I won't be so impressed. We can really chew through the stuff.
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:45:08 PM

Boo
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:14:17 PM

No surprises.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:07:16 PM

fuel oil is the pits
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GarRafFra
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 11:06:52 PM

Keep it going, too.
Just with a clean burning fuel.

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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:52:05 PM

Fine as the user's used more things to keep temps nice more plant output is needed.
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davenles
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:37:01 PM

It's cold in the north, which needs more electricity to keep warm. Doesn't that happen every year?
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:57:26 PM


How nice and comforting to know someone like Vamsi Chadalavada is helping out in New England.

Most plants have at least shifted to natural gas from dinosaur coal around here and wind power is now expanding in NH after the first wind farm in the USA was established at Crotched Mountain in Francestown, NH in 1980 by US Windpower. US Windpower is now GE Wind.
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:47:05 PM

Need to do what is best for business.
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:24:41 PM

Good. People need to be warm
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:01:18 PM

As most would expect. I would be surprised if they burned less when it's frigid .
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lippoe_sokan
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:51:52 PM

Seems routine, not particularly newsworthy.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:33:44 PM

Is this news? Seems sort of SOP to me.
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:15:31 PM

1st cold spell this year. Temps in the teens in NJ.
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pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:09:06 PM

A big deal ????? nooooooooo
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:03:07 PM

No big deal.
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doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 8:03:06 PM

Good. Burning coal puts coal miners to work.
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darshanzala
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 7:51:55 PM

Not a good sign... They should rely on renewable resources rather consume oil and natural gas.
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