Northeast Energy News

Clean energy development could lead economic revival

CLEAN ENERGY: Advocates say clean energy development can be a way to revive the economy after the coronavirus pandemic passes. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• New Hampshire Democrats say they will push renewable energy development as an economic recovery solution post COVID-19. (NHPR)
• Delaware legislators file a bill to increase the state’s requirement for renewable energy from the current 25% to 40% by 2035. (Delaware News Journal)

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OFFSHORE WIND:
Permit delays will push the completion of the Skipjack offshore wind project in Maryland to late 2023. (E&E News, subscription required)
• A federal official says New Jersey needs more space to develop offshore wind off its coast if it wishes to reach its goal of 7.5 GW. (Bloomberg, subscription required)
• New Jersey releases a plan to create an offshore wind innovation, research and worker training institute. (news release)
• A coalition of labor, environmental and community organizations launch a pro-offshore wind group on Long Island. (offshoreWIND.biz)

TRANSPORTATION: New Jersey allocates $45 million to convert heavy duty vehicles in urban areas to electric power. (NJ Spotlight)

SOLAR:
Philadelphia reopens its solar financing program for homes and businesses that it says is the biggest of its kind in the country. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Bowdoin College in Maine says it will add capacity to its existing solar facilities and pursue partnerships for other energy projects that should make the campus 100% renewable-powered within two years. (news release)
The transit authority for the Philadelphia area signs a power contract with the developer of two solar farms totaling nearly 44 MW to supply about 20% of the authority’s electricity needs. (Solar Power World)

SUSTAINABILITY: Penn State ranks third in the U.S. in an international survey of global impact sustainability rankings. (news release)

DIVESTMENT: Yale pro-fossil fuel divestment activists run for seats on the university’s boards, following a similar effort at Harvard. (Quartz)

COMMENTARY: A climate activist says Massachusetts must enact a 100% renewable energy requirement now before the legislature to confront the climate crisis. (The Recorder)

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