Opposition to Burrillville plant could short-circuit R.I.’s future

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: The region’s power grid is a complex web of supply and demand factors. Operator ISO New England monitors present and future electricity generation and delivery systems, and believes that future power plant retirements will require new capacity to come online in New England.  / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: The region’s power grid is a complex web of supply and demand factors. Operator ISO New England monitors present and future electricity generation and delivery systems, and believes that future power plant retirements will require new capacity to come online in New England. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND
When Chicago-based Invenergy LLC proposed building a natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville in the summer of 2015, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and many of the state's business leaders immediately got behind the project. Fast-forward to today, and the Clear River Energy Center is mired in a war of attrition started by environmental advocates and…

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