Maryland releases plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions

CLIMATE: Maryland releases its long-awaited plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions, with a target of 44% below 2006 levels by 2030. (Baltimore Sun)

NUCLEAR:
• A company that decommissions nuclear power plants buys the recently closed Three Mile Island facility in Pennsylvania. (KUTV)
• Massachusetts legislators introduce a bill to change membership in an advisory panel for the closed Pilgrim nuclear plant, replacing plant owners with Cape Cod residents. (Cape Cod Times)

SOLAR:
• A Massachusetts company’s “solar skin” is helping customers overcome aesthetic objections from homeowners associations when installing solar panels. (Energy News Network)
• A new study says adding solar to homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania provides the greatest increases in their value nationally.

Massachusetts utility scrambles to inspect hundreds of gas lines

PIPELINES: Faced with daily fines of $1 million, Columbia Gas vows to inspect 713 natural gas service lines by a Friday deadline set by Massachusetts regulators. (Eagle-Tribune)

OIL & GAS: About a dozen groups interested in buying a closed and bankrupt Philadelphia refinery damaged by a June explosion will tour the facility in preparation to making bids to reopen or repurpose it. (Reuters)

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Vineyard Wind proposes offshore hub in Connecticut

OFFSHORE WIND: Vineyard Wind proposes to build an offshore wind hub at Bridgeport Harbor in Connecticut that would create thousands of jobs over a 25-year commitment. (The Day)

ALSO: A GE offshore wind executive says at an offshore wind industry event in New York that with a large project pipeline in the Northeast, domestic manufacturing of components is “inevitable.” (Greentech Media)

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UTILITIES:
• New York regulators order National Grid to immediately begin connecting 1,100 customers for natural gas that the utility denied service due to inadequate supplies.

Massachusetts orders sweeping utility investigation

REGULATION: Massachusetts regulators order a broad investigation of National Grid management after questions surface about delayed solar installations, its electric vehicle program and cybersecurity preparedness. (Patriot-Ledger)

PIPELINES:
• Two New Jersey congressmen ask federal regulators to issue a stop-work order for the PennEast pipeline because a recent court order will force the developer to revise its route. (Platts)
• State regulators again deem the developer’s application inadequate, largely based on the same unfavorable court ruling. (NJ Spotlight)

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Advocates say oil industry tanked National Grid EV plan

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Advocates say an oil industry misinformation campaign helped sink a plan by National Grid to install thousands of electric vehicle charging stations. (Utility Dive)

PIPELINES: Elected officials from Massachusetts urge the developer of a compressor station outside Boston to scrap the project due to its location in a densely populated area. (DeSmog)

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