Effort to bury climate report not going as planned

CLIMATE: After an attempt by the Trump administration to bury a recent federal climate report backfires, a renewed effort to discredit climate scientists is emerging. (E&E News, InsideClimate News)

ALSO: A new poll finds that two-thirds of Republicans now acknowledge climate science. (Monmouth University)

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OFFSHORE DRILLING: The Trump administration is expected to allow five companies to do seismic testing for oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.

Critics: Tesla’s Buffalo plant not living up to the hype

SOLAR: Critics say Tesla’s Buffalo, New York solar plant is failing to live up to the company’s promises. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

ALSO:
• Local officials issue key permits for a planned 77 MW solar farm in Maine. (Kennebec Journal)
• A new report outlines 15 ways Pennsylvania can grow solar energy to 10 percent of generation by 2030. (Energy News Network)
• A 5.5 MW solar array in New Jersey will supply energy to a glass manufacturing plant. (Solar Power World)
• A Massachusetts business park will install a series of solar carports totaling 1.1 MW of capacity.

In Maine, a familiar fight over transmission is emerging

TRANSMISSION: An opposition campaign similar to the one that sunk the Northern Pass project in New Hampshire is building against a proposed transmission line in Maine. (Portland Press Herald)

NUCLEAR: Connecticut regulators warn the Millstone nuclear plant is at risk of closure. (New Haven Register)

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WIND:
• A Maryland clean energy bill could lead to 1.2 GW of new offshore wind installations.

Report: Nevada’s former mines could help it meet clean energy mandate

RENEWABLES: Nevada could use its former mines and industrial sites to build new sites for wind and solar development in order to meet a new clean energy requirement, according to a new report. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

ALSO: As renewables drive up electricity prices in Germany, some energy experts wonder if California will see a similar price trend and suffer the same kind of backlash from ratepayers. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

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COAL:
• The city of Oakland, California terminates its lease with a developer who wanted to build a marine terminal to ship coal from Utah.