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Can New York actually meet its clean energy goals?

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CLEAN ENERGY: New York has set ambitious goals for producing large amounts of clean energy, but its history in meeting its recent targets is spotty. (City & State)

POWER PLANTS: A New Hampshire town and Eversource Energy have agreed to a $10 million settlement to resolve a dispute that a power plant’s tax assessment was too high. (Concord Monitor) 

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OIL & GAS:
Ongoing efforts to clean up a Philadelphia oil refinery that began even before a recent explosion have been thrown into disarray. (E&E News)
Taxpayer subsidies in the recent past that kept the refinery operating are now being questioned. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

PIPELINES: Talen Energy is asking for faster action from federal regulators  saying delays are jeopardizing its $189 million sale of a Pennsylvania pipeline. (Courier Times)

NUCLEAR:
A nuclear power business that decommissions closed power plants and has received tax breaks through its family and political connections in New Jersey is now under scrutiny. (ProPublica)
The sale of the Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey to a company that specializes in decommissioning closed nuclear plants is complete. (Asbury Park Press)

OFFSHORE WIND: The Danish developer of New Jersey’s first offshore wind project has designated the site of a turbine foundation fabrication facility in the state. (NJ Spotlight)

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STORAGE: A university in New York will deploy a solar energy and battery storage demonstration project designed to reduce costs in warehouses. (news release)

COMMENTARY:
A newspaper praises a city council resolution in a Pennsylvania town to become powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050. (Reading Eagle)
An environmentalist disputes an assertion by a New Jersey official that natural gas is helping the state reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. (news release)

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