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June 14, 2024
John Cropley
New York/New England Bureau Chief
John Cropley is a New York City native and a longtime resident of upstate New York. He was a newspaper reporter and editor for 33 years, 29 of them at The Daily Gazette in Schenectady, where he most recently reported local business news. In his spare time, Cropley is an avid photographer and fair-weather bicyclist. He and his wife have one adult son and share their home with two young dogs.

Recent Articles
DTE to Replace Historic Coal Plant with Batteries
With a capacity of 220 MW and 880 MWh, the Trenton Channel Energy Center is expected to be the largest standalone battery storage site in the Great Lakes region when completed in 2026. 
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BOEM Clears Way for Central Atlantic Wind Lease Auction
BOEM has determined its planned lease of Central Atlantic wind energy areas would have no significant environmental impact.
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Lithium-ion Batteries to Replace NYC Peaker Plant
A developer has committed to replacing a fossil-fired peaker plant with a lithium-ion battery system that will, for a while, be New York City's largest.
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Offshore Wind Projected to Save New Englanders $630M per Year
A new analysis prepared for the Sierra Club concludes offshore wind energy would be a money-saver for New Englanders, despite the high cost of construction. 
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Empire, Sunrise Wind Back Under Contract in NY
Two offshore wind projects have rebounded from the financial turmoil of 2023, finalizing replacement contracts with New York for 1,734 MW of capacity.
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