Northeast Energy News

Connecticut solar incentive redesign wins praise

SOLAR: Stakeholders praise the final release of regulations in Connecticut that revamp the state’s residential solar programs. (Energy News Network)

TRANSPORTATION:
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy vows to spend $100 million on clean transportation, with much of it directed to urban areas to convert large vehicles like buses and trucks from diesel to electric. (NJ Spotlight)
Massachusetts expands rebates for electric vehicles to include medium- and heavy-duty trucks. (Boston Globe)

EMISSIONS: A regulatory review board in Pennsylvania calls for a one-year moratorium on a state plan to join a regional emissions reduction agreement. (WCCS)

POLITICS: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who is running for U.S. Senate, takes a no fossil fuel pledge for campaign donations. (The Hill)

GRID:
• The head of the New England power generators says winter blackouts ongoing in Texas are unlikely due to experience with colder weather and a more diverse fuel mix. (NHPR)
• A Maryland lawmaker seeks to exploit power outages in Texas to delay state climate legislation, falsely claiming the crisis was caused by “overreliance on intermittent power sources.” (Maryland Matters)

STORAGE: The operations officer of the New York Power Authority says energy storage is an important part of its mission to decarbonize the grid, with several projects in various stages of development. (Energy Storage News)

TRANSMISSION: A tiny Maine community is divided over construction of a power line by those distrubed by noise and others welcoming business from construction workers. (Bangor Daily News)

COMMENTARY:
• A Rhode Island state representative says a medical waste facility that could produce energy is on track to be approved with little public input and unknown environmental impacts. (UpriseRI)
• A waste-to-energy trade association says efforts in Maryland to curb it are misguided as the industry creates a net benefit with lower overall carbon emissions. (Maryland Matters)
• An editorial board says the case for continued subsidies for New Jersey’s nuclear fleet gets stronger as a previously skeptical consultant now backs their continuing. (Press of Atlantic City)

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