Press Releases

ACSF Socializes PRG Vision At November 2015 City Meeting

Alexandria held a design charrette in November  2015 to launch the Old Town North Small Area Plan Update.  ACSF discussed the Potomac River Green with Ciity planning staff and the public.  Click here for pictures from the closing meeting. More details can be found here.

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American Clean Skies Foundation CEO Greg Staple Comments on the Closing of the Potomac River Generating Station

Washington, D.C, Oct. 1, 2012. – The American Clean Skies Foundation, designers of a $450 million plan for transforming this site, is proud to be part of the community celebration today. “We are pleased to join others – who worked longer and harder – to improve the health and economy of residents by proposing a […]

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City of Alexandria Approves Small Area Waterfront Plan

On January 21, the Alexandria City Council passed a revised small area waterfront plan on a 5-2 vote with some amendments.  To read the final report and amendments, please click here. The plan, as approved, contained an amendment to develop a separate small area plan for the site of the Potomac River Generating Station (PDF).  Although […]

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Alexandria Council Approves Waterfront Plan; Number of Hotels Reduced

The Alexandria City Council passed a revised waterfront plan by a 5-2 vote Saturday night, reducing the number of hotels allowed from three to two and promising that most of the major objections that stalled the plan over the past year have been addressed. Read the full article on WashingtonPost.com.

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PJM Study Offers Encouraging News For Cleaner Development of Potomac Power Plant Site

American Clean Skies Foundation Says Electric Power Plant Site in Virginia a Step Closer to Cleaner Development with Regional Transmission Study Washington, D.C. November 30, 2011 – The American Clean Skies Foundation welcomed a report by PJM that says the 2012 closure of the Alexandria, Va.-based Potomac River Generating Station (PRGS) would not jeopardize reliable […]

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American Clean Skies Foundation Hails Decision to Close Potomac River Generating Station

Washington, D.C., August 30, 2011 – The American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF) welcomes GenOn’s decision to close its 62-year-old coal-fired Potomac River Generating Station (PRGS) in Alexandria, clearing the way for the city and developers to take up the foundation’s redevelopment concept for the property. Three weeks ago, ACSF unveiled a $450 million plan for […]

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American Clean Skies Foundation Unveils Potomac River Green Project

Real estate development plan to transform site of coal-fired Potomac River Generating Station in Alexandria, VA Project to create 2,200 hundred jobs, replace old and polluting coal power plant with environmentally friendly homes, offices, hotels and museum, reconnect Alexandria with the Potomac River waterfront Washington, D.C., August 10, 2011 – The American Clean Skies Foundation […]

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American Clean Skies Foundation Releases Study: “Repurposing Legacy Power Plants”

American Clean Skies Foundation Releases Study: “Repurposing Legacy Power Plants” Research Highlights Environmental and Economic Opportunities from Transforming Aging Coal-fired Power Plants in Urban Areas Opportunities Exist at over 20 Riverfront Coal Plants Likely to Close In Urban Areas Washington, D.C., August 10, 2011 – The American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF), a Washington D.C. nonprofit, […]

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Alexandria Coal Plant Could Be Retired Without Affecting Power Reliability

July 20, 2011 Washington D.C. — A local nonprofit released a report today that may clear the way for early retirement of the coal-­‐burning Potomac River Generating Station (PRGS) in Alexandria, Virginia, long a subject of environmental concern for residents of Alexandria and the District of Columbia. The new report by the Analysis Group, www.analysisgroup.com, […]

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