Northeast Energy News

Connecticut learns from its mistakes on shared solar

SOLAR: Connecticut moves forward with a large scale shared solar program, designed to not repeat the mistakes of a pilot project that failed to gain traction. (Energy News Network)

EMISSIONS: A recent report finds Maryland, Maine and New Hampshire cut carbon emissions the most over a decade, in part because eastern states started with a higher baseline. (Grist)

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NUCLEAR: Pennsylvania regulators negotiate a settlement with the owner of the damaged reactor at Three Mile Island despite objections over its proposed sale to a third party. (PennLive)

CLIMATE: As sea levels rise due to climate change, a new report says hundreds of Superfund sites are in danger including several in New Hampshire. (NHPR)

FRACKING: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs a bill to close a loophole in state law that bans the disposal of fracking water in the state. (Albany Times Union)

EFFICIENCY: New York is spending $1 billion to improve energy efficiency opportunities for more than 350,000 low-and moderate-income households. (Grist)

OFFSHORE WIND: Connecticut regulators approve initial contracts between the state and the developer of the Park City offshore wind project slated to go online in 2025. (Hartford Business)

MICROGRIDS: Siemens opens an advanced microgrid research center and demonstration project at its New Jersey headquarters. (Solar Builder)

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REGULATION:
• Customers of five municipally owned power companies in Connecticut continue to pay lower rates than neighboring communities that saw sharp increases last month that regulators temporarily suspended. (WTNH)
• Regulators approve rate relief for Eversource customers in western Massachusetts as a local official accuses the company of overcharging similar to an ongoing controversy in Connecticut. (MassLive)

COMMENTARY:
• A climate activist praises Massachusetts legislators for passing a climate action plan that also includes protections for environmental justice communities. (CommonWealth Magazine)
• A supporter and opponent of a power line to import Canadian hydropower destined for Massachusetts debate the project on a podcast. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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