John Dillon http://ripr.org en Should RI Pay For Power Lines Running Through Northern New England? http://ripr.org/post/should-ri-pay-power-lines-running-through-northern-new-england <p>Southern New England, in particular Massachusetts and Connecticut, needs more renewable generation to meet their clean-energy mandates. But the supply to meet that demand is mostly in the north wind power from the mountains of Maine, or hydroelectricity from vast reservoirs in Quebec.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:22:00 +0000 John Dillon 24817 at http://ripr.org Should RI Pay For Power Lines Running Through Northern New England? Vt. Nuclear Plant Shutdown A Sign Of Changing Energy Market http://ripr.org/post/vt-nuclear-plant-shutdown-sign-changing-energy-market Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>After years of litigation and political jousting, Vermont is set to close its only nuclear power plant by the end of next year. As John Dillon of Vermont Public Radio reports, the plant's closure is a sign of how much the country's energy market is changing.<p>JOHN DILLON, BYLINE: Vermont Yankee is located on the banks of the Connecticut River, close to the Massachusetts border. The reactor went on line in 1972, and its end comes as the state and the Entergy Corp. were locked in a lengthy legal battle over its continued operation. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:29:00 +0000 John Dillon 20726 at http://ripr.org