The Peaker Problem
July 27, 2022 by Clean Energy Group, Strategen

This report examines the environmental justice and public health impacts of peaker power plants in three U.S. cities – Boston, Philadelphia, and Detroit. The report also provides several case studies on lessons learned from community-led opposition efforts in the three cities as well as in New York City and New Orleans.

Comments on Title V Operating Permit Significant Modification Application and Compliance Statement for Proposed Standby Power Generation Facility
June 14, 2022 by Seth Mullendore

Clean Energy Group submitted comments opposing the development of 84 megawatts of gas combustion turbines proposed by Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission for its main wastewater treatment facility in Newark, New Jersey.

Addendum – Assessment of Potential Alternatives for Project 2015A in Peabody, Massachusetts
March 10, 2022 by Strategen

This analysis is an addendum to the July 2021 assessment of energy storage as a cost-effective alternative to building the Peabody Peaker, a 60 MW oil and gas peaking unit proposed in Massachusetts.

CEG Comments on Pittsfield Generating Station (MA) Operating Permit Renewal
December 22, 2021 by Shelley Robbins

CEG testified virtually and submitted written comments regarding the renewal of the Pittsfield Generating Company LP’s operating permit renewal by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

Response in Opposition to the Independent Power Producers of New York Petition to Establish a “Zero Emissions” Energy System Program Under the New York State Clean Energy Standard
November 16, 2021 by Clean Energy Group, Earthjustice, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Sierra Club

CEG joined two dozen organizations in drafting and submitting a response to the New York Public Service Commission in opposition to a proposed “zero emissions” program that would make technologies like hydrogen combustion and renewable natural gas eligible under New York State’s Clean Energy Standard.

PEAK Coalition et al Comments on New York City Astoria Gas Plant Replacement
September 14, 2021 by Cchaya CDC, Clean Energy Group, Earthjustice, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Sierra Club, THE POINT CDC, UPROSE

These comments explain how the proposed Astoria Gas Plant replacement project proposed by NRG in New York City is inconsistent with New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act emissions reduction mandates. The comments were drafted in response to the issuance of a Draft Title V Air Permit and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Assessment of Potential Energy Storage Alternatives for Project 2015A in Peabody, Massachusetts
July 28, 2021 by Strategen

This briefing paper assesses the viability of battery storage as a replacement for a proposed gas and oil peaker power plant in Peabody, Massachusetts. It examines the cost-effectiveness and public health implications of developing battery storage as an alternative solution to the proposed fossil-fuel power plant, known as Project 2015A.

Comments in Response to the DOE Hydrogen Program Request for Information on the Viability of Hydrogen Demonstration and Deployment Projects
July 14, 2021 by Seth Mullendore

Clean Energy Group submitted a response to DOE’s request for information regarding potential hydrogen demonstration and deployment projects, raising concerns about the recent wave of support for “clean” hydrogen development. The response details multiple critical issues that have not been adequately addressed in the rush to portray hydrogen as an emissions-free solution for the energy sector.

The Fossil Fuel End Game: A Frontline Vision to Retire New York City’s Peaker Plants by 2030
March 15, 2021 by Strategen

This report lays out a detailed strategic and policy road map to retire and replace New York City’s fossil-fuel peaker plants.

What is a Peaker Power Plant?
January 19, 2021 by Clean Energy Group

What is a peaker power plant? This short video discusses peaker power plants and the risks they pose to vulnerable communities.