Northeast Energy News

Court overturns compressor station emissions permit   

PIPELINES: A federal appeals court overturns a Massachusetts permit for a compressor station, ruling state environmental officials failed to sufficiently assess available emissions control technologies. (Patriot Ledger)

ALSO: A New Jersey brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court says the pipeline industry exaggerates harm caused by a state decision to block eminent domain seizures of public lands. (Platts) 

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WIND: New York siting officials approve the largest wind farm to date in the state, the 340 MW Alle-Cat project in three western counties. (Albany Times Union)

OIL & GAS:
A report says a massive Pennsylvania petrochemical plant now under construction in the state’s shale gas region faces risks from low prices and oversupply. (Reuters)
A bankruptcy court approves a settlement that allows a closed Philadelphia refinery to avoid millions in unpaid renewable energy credits. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

CLEAN ENERGY:
Members of Congress from New Hampshire join colleagues from New York and elsewhere urging clean energy workforce investment to aid the economic recovery from COVID-19. (NHPR)
A Massachusetts city council seeks clarification from a foundation on terms of a $275,000 grant to transition to clean energy. (MassLive)

EMISSIONS: A coalition of Northeastern states supports Maryland’s petition to federal environmental officials to control emissions from Pennsylvania power plants. (Bloomberg, subscription required)

NUCLEAR: Staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission backs a plan by the owner of the closed Three Mile Island nuclear plant to scale back monitoring and warning systems. (PennLive) 

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SOLAR: The Solar for All program in Washington D.C. built 8 MW by the end of last year and halved utility bills for 9,000 low-and moderate-income residents. (PV Magazine)

CLIMATE: New Jersey becomes the first state in the nation to require climate change education in its standard K-12 curriculum. (Patch.com)

 

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