SOLAR: A developer announces plans to build a 690 MW solar-plus-storage project near Las Vegas, one of the largest such projects in the West. (Bloomberg)
• Distributed solar saved California more than $650 million from 2013 to 2015, according to a new research. (PV Magazine)
• Nevada’s rooftop solar market proves to be fertile ground for those looking to scam potential customers. (Nevada Independent)
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PIPELINES: Minnesota authorities prepare for potential pipeline protests along the Line 3 project, seeking guidance from counterparts in North Dakota involved in Dakota Access pipeline demonstrations. (Wall Street Journal)
ALSO: A $1.1 billion Texas shale pipeline is denied an exclusion to the Trump administration’s steel tariff in the first major ruling on an energy project since the tariffs went into effect. (Reuters)
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OIL & GAS:
• Neighboring counties in Pennsylvania and New York illustrate the economic impact that fracking can have on farming communities.
RENEWABLES: Ohio’s manufacturing capacity for renewable energy is an economic strength, which some argue is good for national security. (WOSU)
• Minnesota law enforcement officials are preparing for potential protests along the Line 3 replacement project, seeking guidance from counterparts in North Dakota involved with the Dakota Access pipeline. (Wall Street Journal)
• Enbridge gives landowners more time to decide whether to have the old Line 3 pipeline removed from their property. (Duluth News Tribune)
• An Ohio farm sues the developer of the Nexus gas pipeline for allegedly causing erosion that damaged crops. (Akron Beacon Journal)
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• A new Ikea store in Wisconsin will have rooftop solar panels that generate up to 50 percent of the building’s power consumption.
BIOMASS: Six biomass plants are in danger of closing after New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu vetoes a bill that would have supported the industry. (WMUR)
WIND: A wind energy company will launch a research buoy off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey, to determine if the area is suitable for wind turbines. (Press of Atlantic City)
• New solar policies are emerging in the Northeast as the region seeks to revamp or eliminate net metering programs. (Energy News Network)
• The town of Exeter, Rhode Island, will allow a solar developer to build commercial-scale solar installations on 15 properties in residential zones without seeking special use permits. (Providence Journal)
POWER PLANTS: Virginia-based Dominion Energy is selling two natural gas power plants in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. (Bloomberg)
• Delaware Sen. Tom Carper asks the EPA to reverse a decision to deny petitions that sought to reduce ozone pollution in Delaware emitted from power plants in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
PIPELINES: A $1.1 billion Texas shale pipeline is denied an exclusion to the Trump administration’s steel tariff in the first major ruling on an energy project since the tariffs went into effect. (Reuters)
• Several people protest construction of a 9-mile Virginia Natural Gas pipeline in Chesapeake, Virginia. (Virginian Pilot)
• TransCanada’s Columbia Gas Transmission pipeline is back in service after an explosion last month in West Virginia. (Reuters)
• A Houston-based company has nearly $1.5 billion of natural gas pipeline projects underway. (Construction Dive)
• Despite protests and legal challenges, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana is expected to be completed on time.