Volkswagen TDI

If you haven’t been following “DieselGate” then you haven’t been following the end of an American fuel source. Diesel, clean or otherwise, is not coming back as a thing that is allowed to power our cars. Not in America, not in Europe, not after this. Volkswagen has killed it forever. The scandal is pretty simple:… Keep reading →

National Grid Announces Controversial New Power Line Route

A proposed electric transmission line from Quebec into New England took a step forward this week, as the developer of the New England Clean Power Link applied to Vermont regulators for key project approvals.

Transmission Developers Inc. subsidiary TDI New England has proposed the New England Clean Power Link to bring Canadian hydropower and other electricity to the renewable-hungry New England market. With an estimated project cost of $1.2 billion, the 1000-megawatt high-voltage direct-current transmission line would run under Lake Champlain and underground to a converter station in Ludlow, Vermont, near where it would connect to the existing electric grid owned by Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO).