Northeast Energy News

Cape Cod officials agree to offshore wind transmission line

WIND:
• City officials on Cape Cod agree to let developers run an underwater transmission cable from an offshore wind farm ashore at a local beach. (The Republican)
• State utility regulators greenlight the sale of six wind farms in northeastern and western New York. (The Daily News)

SOLAR:
• Developers complete a 7.5 MW community solar project in New York’s Finger Lakes region. (news release)
• Solar power is spreading in New York City, despite “a wild forest of problems to navigate.” (Bloomberg)
• Developers complete a 6.3 MW solar array on a 37-acre brownfield site in Rhode Island. (news release)

RENEWABLES: An overview on the state of clean energy innovation in Boston. (Bostinno)

BIOFUEL: Dunkin’ Donuts constructs a transportable, 275-square-foot tiny home that runs entirely on biofuel created using recycled coffee grounds. (The Weather Channel)

NATURAL GAS:
• Thousands of homes outside Boston still don’t have heat following a series of devastating natural gas explosions last month. (NPR)
• Federal regulators approve a controversial natural gas cooling and storage facility planned for Providence, Rhode Island. (ecoRI News)

PIPELINES: A group of nuns who have failed to stop a natural gas pipeline from crossing their rural Pennsylvania property file a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court. (Catholic News Service)

ADVOCACY: Tribal leaders will hold an anti-fracking rally during a shale gas convention in Pittsburgh this week. (Environmental Health News)

EFFICIENCY: New Hampshire is accepting applications for a $100,000 grant that must go towards an energy efficiency project at a small-town school. (NHPR)

TECHNOLOGY: Two universities and one community college win nearly $1 million each from New York State to develop clean energy projects. (news release)

NUCLEAR: Communities like Vernon, Vermont, have little say over the cleanup and radioactive legacy of local nuclear plants, but Congress could take action to give citizens more power. (Roll Call)

COMMENTARY:
• Pennsylvania’s leaders should step up to protect residents from pollution caused by the oil and gas industry, according to an editorial in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
• The Northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative must be strengthened to reach emission goals, says a researcher at a Boston organization that advocates for carbon pollution pricing. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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