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)

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)

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)

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. (

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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)

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. (
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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