Northeast Energy News

Advocates want regional approach to offshore wind connections 

OFFSHORE WIND: Offshore wind advocates say a regional approach to transmission interconnections will lower costs compared to the current project-by-project approach. (Energy News Network)

ELECTION 2020: The sole Republican congress member who supports a carbon tax, who represents the Philadelphia suburbs, wins reelection. (Washington Examiner)

***SPONSORED LINK: The New England Energy Summit, Nov. 16, 23 and 30 will bring together industry leaders, end users and policymakers to address emerging issues and engage in impactful discussion. Featuring keynote speakers Ernest J. Moniz and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. Register at newenglandenergysummit.com .***

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Baltimore drops an appeal of a federal court order that invalidated a city clean air law intended to shutter waste-to-energy plants. (Bloomberg Law)

RENEWABLE ENERGY:
A solar developer says Massachusetts is the leading innovator in distributed energy policies and he urges other states to follow suit. (Greentech Media)
Ground is broken at an Army mountain warfare training center in Vermont that includes a geothermal heating system and space for solar panels. (VT Digger)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Long Island town purchases its first electric car, and plans to eventually replace its entire 15-vehicle fleet with electric vehicles. (Long Island Advance)

BIOENERGY: A Vermont mead brewery says its production will use 100% renewable natural gas, part of an effort to reach zero emissions by 2030. (Burlington Free Press)

COAL: The CEO of Pennsylvania-based Consol Energy is hopeful that higher natural gas prices will increase demand for coal. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

***SPONSORED LINK: The Maryland and DC commercial and community solar markets are complex and rapidly evolving. Join the local solar and storage trade association (MDV-SEIA)’s annual Solar Focus Conference, held virtually Nov. 17-18 to unpack the major issues in the market!*** 

STORAGE: Sunrun now offers its home battery systems in all of its markets, adding several New England and Mid-Atlantic states to the list. (news release)

COMMENTARY:
An academic and an environmental activist say a new petition drive to thwart a Maine power line would have the unintended consequence of stopping other renewable energy projects. (Portland Press Herald)
An editorial board says New Jersey’s membership in the Transportation Climate Initiative is an unnecessary financial burden on the state’s residents. (Press of Atlantic City)

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