Northeast Energy News

Analyst: New Jersey decision to leave RGGI ‘was exactly wrong’

CLIMATE: An author of a new report says New Jersey lost out on as much as $154 million in revenue by leaving the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in 2011, leaving the state’s energy consumers with “the worst of both worlds.” (Northeast Energy News)

ALSO: The remaining nine states in the pact have seen as much as $1.4 billion in economic benefit, with no harm to grid reliability, according to the report released this morning. (InsideClimate News)

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New Jersey towns with nuclear power plants shutting down face an uncertain future regarding the waste left behind. (WHYY)
The shutdown of two nuclear power plants in Pennsylvania could result in a $285 million increase in electricity costs to consumers, a report says. (The Times)

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: A utility’s partnership with a manufacturer in New Hampshire could serve as a template for how businesses and homeowners can reduce their energy costs. (Associated Press)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A proposed waste-to-energy facility in Connecticut will take in food waste from surrounding towns and sell electricity back to the grid. (WNPR)

An advocate says it is “dizzying” trying to reconcile Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s public statements on offshore drilling with official releases from the department. (E&E News)
Three environmental groups that successfully thwarted a pipeline project continue to be involved in fighting policy changes that favor fossil fuels and projects across New England. (The Keene Sentinel)

TECHNOLOGY: A power generation equipment company has submitted seven fuel cell proposals for renewable energy procurement in Connecticut. (New Haven Register)

STORAGE: A wastewater treatment plant in Atlantic City is home to a new 1 megawatt energy storage battery, which feeds into a multistate electric grid. (Press of Atlantic City)

WIND: Fishermen voice concerns over proposed offshore wind projects in Massachusetts. (

Clean energy advocates for now will have to contend with subsidies going to nuclear power plants as the state continues to work toward its renewable energy goals, says a writer. (CleanTechnica)
Competition and diversity in the offshore wind industry are essential to Massachusetts achieving its wind energy development goals, says Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO. (Cape Cod Today)
The political posturing needs to end so New Hampshire can achieve its energy goals, which includes employing clean technology, says the state’s governor. (New Hampshire Union Leader)
Maryland regulators and policymakers must make clean energy a priority because the future of the younger generation depends on it, say four college students. (

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