Northeast Energy News

Connecticut nuclear plant isn’t out of the woods yet

NUCLEAR: A carbon-free energy deal may not be enough to save Connecticut’s Millstone nuclear plant. (Boston Globe)

CLEAN ECONOMY: A Philadelphia radio station launches an initiative to connect black residents with opportunities in the clean energy sector. (WHYY)

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RENEWABLES: A bill up for a vote this week in New Hampshire would set up a commission to enable the state to enter long-term contracts for clean energy. (Energy News Network)

NATURAL GAS:
Renewable energy development in PJM territory is lagging other regions, primarily because of the availability of cheap natural gas. (Energy News Network)
A new study finds a correlation between natural gas activity in Pennsylvania and increases in skin, genital and urinary diseases. (Environmental Health News)
Massachusetts regulators will conduct a separate review of a proposed compressor station. (Patriot Ledger)

COAL: Environmental groups file a lawsuit accusing operators of a New Hampshire coal plant of multiple Clean Water Act violations. (New Hampshire Union Leader)

SOLAR:
In Connecticut, historic preservation boards are finding ways to compromise on solar panels. (Energy News Network)
A Rhode Island town is considering using a 15-acre capped landfill as the site of a new solar project. (The Westerly Sun)

WIND:
Fishing industry representatives continue to raise questions about a recent deal with developers of the Vineyard Wind project. (Martha’s Vineyard Times)
 The emerging offshore wind industry in Massachusetts is becoming a study topic in classrooms from elementary schools through college. (WCAI)

EFFICIENCY: Montpelier, Vermont is considering minimum energy efficiency requirements for residential and commercial buildings. (Vermont Public Radio)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Pennsylvania regulators recently approved four filings aimed at facilitating third-party electric vehicle chargers. (Daily Energy Insider)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A New York town is considering a local anti-pollution law that could effectively close a tire-burning plant situated there. (Times Union)

ACTIVISM: Ten Maryland climate scientists wrote to legislative leaders urging immediate action on the climate crisis by enacting a clean energy jobs bill. (Maryland Matters)

POLITICS: Offshore wind and nuclear subsidies were among the top lobbying expenditures in New Jersey last year. (NorthJersey.com)

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OVERSIGHT: Maine Gov. Janet Mills officially appoints a Massachusetts official (and Maine native) to lead the state’s energy office. (Kennebec Journal)

COMMENTARY:
A senior fellow from a New York environmental college says he is optimistic about the battle against climate change, citing the drop in coal burning, greater availability of electric vehicles and other recent developments. (Syracuse.com)
Representatives of Maine outdoor recreational organizations took the editors of the state’s largest newspaper to task for their support of a controversial transmission line to import Canadian hydropower. (Portland Press Herald)

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