Northeast Energy News

Connecticut wants to expand EV rebate access

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Connecticut considers an overhaul of its electric vehicle rebate program to target low-and moderate-income buyers. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: New Hampshire reworks its plans to install fast-charging electric vehicle stations as no suitable bids were received last winter and COVID-19 interrupted a solicitation for new bids. (Valley News)

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CLIMATE:
Vermont legislators this week are likely to give final approval to a climate bill that gives citizens the right to sue the state for missed targets, disregarding objections by Gov. Phil Scott. (Seven Days)
Several areas of New England experienced their hottest summers on record and extreme drought as the effects of climate change take hold from coastal cities to northern mountains. (E&E News, subscription required)

PIPELINES:
Massachusetts legislators agree with lifting the state of emergency declared two years ago after a fatal gas explosion but caution the affected areas still need help in recovering. (Eagle-Tribune)
A Pennsylvania judge declines to dismiss charges against two constables charged with improperly using their positions to act as private security for the Energy Transfer Partners pipeline project. (Daily Local News) 

CLEAN ENERGY: Towns in western New York bristle at a state law that they say strips local control over large clean energy projects for wind and solar power. (Buffalo News) 

EMISSIONS: Prices for carbon allowances reach a five-year high in an auction held by northeastern states in their regional cap-and-trade program. (Platts)

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SOLAR:
A New Jersey town is expected tonight to choose a developer for a solar array on its former landfill. (TAPinto.net)
A remote island in the Gulf of Maine receives a $200,000 federal grant to construct a solar array that could meet its entire electricity needs. (WABI)

COMMENTARY:
An editorial board in Pennsylvania says a federal rollback of methane emissions standards is short-sighted and endangers public health. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
An independent Vermont legislator says the Global Warming Solutions Act has strong support from every political affiliation in the state and should be adopted. (VT Digger)
A New York City councilor who represents areas that include numerous gas peaker plants says renewable energy can lead the city’s comeback from the coronavirus pandemic. (City Limits)

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