Utility: ‘No plan B’ for gas after pipeline rejection

NATURAL GAS: National Grid has stopped processing applications for natural gas service on Long Island after state regulators rejected an undersea pipeline; the project could still be resubmitted or end up in court. (Newsday, Grist)

ALSO: A Rhode Island project that offers net-zero, all-electric homes is a rarity as builders are still reluctant to let go of natural gas. (Energy News Network)

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FRACKING:
• The governors of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware have announced an agreement to seek a ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin. (Burlington County Times)
• Pennsylvania Republicans have been slow to embrace Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed severance tax on natural gas extraction to fund a $4.5 billion infrastructure plan.

New York rejects undersea natural gas pipeline

PIPELINES: New York regulators yesterday denied a water quality permit to a proposed undersea natural gas pipeline that would have connected New Jersey to Long Island. (New York Times)

ALSO:
• A New Jersey town in the path of the project urged that state’s environmental regulators to reject its permit there. (Tapinto)
• Massachusetts regulators began a three-day hearing on an appeal of an air quality permit issued to a compressor station as protestors staged a demonstration. (WGBH)

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TRANSMISSION:
• Eversource says it would consider revising its design for the Northern Pass transmission line after it and opponents had argued about the project’s rejection before the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Rejected transmission line goes before New Hampshire Supreme Court

TRANSMISSION: Eversource’s claim that the Northern Pass transmission line was unfairly rejected will be heard by the New Hampshire Supreme Court today. (NHPR)

WIND: The Connecticut House overwhelmingly passed a plan that could lead to the construction of 1,000 wind turbines off the state’s coast over a 10-year period. (Hartford Courant)

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BIOMASS: A plan by New Hampshire legislators to rescue biomass plants is modeled after nuclear power subsidies created in other states. (Energy News Network)

PIPELINES: Pennsylvania environmental officials have ordered Energy Transfer to restore streams and wetlands at the site of a pipeline explosion before continuing with repairs.