Groups Sponsored By Fossil Fuel Industry Host Energy Forum

Nov 16, 2017

Two organizations backed by the fossil fuel industry are hosting a forum on energy Friday morning in Cranston.

Organizers say the event will feature a panel of regional experts, including government officials from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut’s Department of Energy Resources, to discuss the challenges for affordable energy in New England.

The private meeting will include a keynote speech from the CEO of ISO New England, the region’s electrical grid operator.

Invenergy, the developer of  a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville called the Clear River Energy Center, is expected to give an update on the project. 

The event is hosted by the New England Coalition for Affordable Energy, a group sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute, and Rhode Islanders for Affordable Energy, whose web site says, "Paid for by the Clear River Energy Center."