Northeast Energy News

Court halts work on New Jersey pipeline

FINANCE: A Massachusetts firm says it has found a way to advance clean energy in underserved communities while benefiting investors at the same time. (Energy News Network)

PIPELINES:
• A federal judge halts work on the PennEast pipeline in New Jersey amid a dispute over eminent domain. (Morning Call)
• A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers announces a new Pipeline Safety Caucus as others call for more pipeline development in the state. (ABC 27, The Times)
• Climate activists release a report that says the case for a $1 billion natural gas pipeline in New York has been overstated. (Crain’s)

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TRANSMISSION: Commissioners in a Maine county vote to rescind support of the Clean Energy Connect transmission line. (Portland Press Herald)

SOLAR:
• New England’s grid operator projects solar capacity will more than double over the next decade. (Platts)
• A Connecticut legislative committee approved a fix to the 2018 energy bill that advocates say corrects an unintended consequence of the law that could stifle solar power growth. (CT Post)  
• A recent meeting in Rhode Island highlights the tension among environmentalists between promoting clean energy projects and preserving open space. (ecoRI)
• Solar leases are providing a new income stream for struggling New York farms. (CBS New York)
• A new solar array will power a historic Massachusetts lighthouse. (Cape Cod Chronicle)
• Maryland advocates say the state could lose $247 million in federal tax credits if passage of a clean energy jobs bill is delayed for a year. (Solar Industry)

WIND: A Pennsylvania bill would allow wind turbines on preserved farmland. (Pennsylvania Watchdog)

HYDRO: Federal regulators seek to balance the flow into a popular New Jersey waterfall with the needs of a hydroelectric plant upstream. (Paterson Press)

WASTE TO ENERGY: Maryland lawmakers advance a bill that would make a Baltimore trash incinerator ineligible for clean energy subsidies. (Baltimore Sun)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New electric vehicle charging stations in New Haven will also provide electricity to musicians’ tour buses to avoid fumes from idling diesel engines. (New Haven Independent)

COMMENTARY:
• An editorial board supports Connecticut’s decision to keep the Millstone nuclear plant alive, saying it is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout New England. (Boston Globe)
• A group of New Hampshire business leaders call on state lawmakers to raise the state’s cap on net metering. (NH Business Review)

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