Northeast Energy News

Connecticut governor wants carbon-free grid by 2040

CLEAN ENERGY: Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order directing state energy regulators to explore ways to create a carbon-free electricity grid by 2040. (NEPR)

Environmentalists say New Jersey’s energy master plan falls short of what is needed for the state to have impact on the climate crisis. (WNYC)
An analysis puts a $5.7 billion price tag on PJM’s proposed policy to counter the effects of state clean energy subsidies on the capacity market. (Utility Dive) 

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• Pittsburgh’s city council considers a plan to dramatically cut energy use in public buildings. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
• A Connecticut heating equipment supplier says it has been recognized as the first net-zero energy building in the state. (Journal Inquirer)

ENERGY MARKETS: Maine’s Public Advocate recommends a $1 million fine against a retail electricity supplier for deceptive marketing practices. (Portland Press Herald)

REGULATION: Staff at the Maine Public Utilities Commission say extraordinarily high bills nearly two years ago were caused by extra energy use caused by cold weather and not a new utility billing system. (Portland Press Herald) 

• Analysts say the Constitution pipeline in New York revived by federal regulators last week could enter service in 2021 if there are no further delays. (Reuters)
• Several natural gas infrastructure projects are still under development in southern New England as the region transitions to renewable energy. (ecoRI)

OFFSHORE WIND: A crew transfer training station for offshore wind workers has been completed in Massachusetts. (WorkBoat)

TRANSMISSION: A power line developer asked for a 30-day extension from Maryland regulators as it says more time is needed in settlement talks with environmental officials. (Baltimore Sun) 

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NUCLEAR: Exelon said Three Mile Island Unit 1 is slowly reducing output as it prepares to permanently shut down later this month. (Platts)

Northern New England states are slowly adopting policies to increase use of renewable energy in a region that relies on imported fossil fuels for two-thirds of its energy. (Triple Pundit)
An energy advisor says New Jersey’s proposed energy master plan shares a shortcoming with previous versions in that it operates in a too-short time horizon.(NJ Spotlight)
• An activist says Philadelphia should declare a climate emergency, which would allow it to take decisive actions more quickly. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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