Northeast Energy News

Critics: Tesla’s Buffalo plant not living up to the hype

SOLAR: Critics say Tesla’s Buffalo, New York solar plant is failing to live up to the company’s promises. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

ALSO:
• Local officials issue key permits for a planned 77 MW solar farm in Maine. (Kennebec Journal)
• A new report outlines 15 ways Pennsylvania can grow solar energy to 10 percent of generation by 2030. (Energy News Network)
• A 5.5 MW solar array in New Jersey will supply energy to a glass manufacturing plant. (Solar Power World)
• A Massachusetts business park will install a series of solar carports totaling 1.1 MW of capacity. (Commercial Property Executive)
• Construction begins on a 2,800-panel solar installation at a Maine water treatment plant. (WABI)

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RENEWABLES: Rhode Island officials receive 41 bids representing a potential total of 2,500 MW of renewable energy. (ecoRI)

NUCLEAR:
• New Jersey regulators move forward on a plan that could provide subsidies for struggling nuclear plants. (NJ Spotlight)
• A Vermont town contemplates new uses for a former nuclear plant site. (Post Star)

GRID: New York regulators have simplified interconnection requirements, aiming to make it easier to connect distributed energy resources to the grid. (Utility Dive)

PIPELINES: A group of protesters delivers 9,000 signatures opposing a natural gas pipeline beneath the Potomac River. (Frederick News-Post)

NATURAL GAS:
• In a heavily redacted statement filed with state regulators, a Pennsylvania utility rejects allegations that negligence led to a 2017 explosion that killed a worker and injured three others. (Lancaster Online)
• Advocates say developers of a proposed Rhode Island power plant are misstating how Massachusetts accounts for emissions. (ecoRI)

TECHNOLOGY: Penn State releases a guide to assist the development of microgrids utilizing combined heat and power systems. (news release)

BIOENERGY: A workshop in New York explores ways to capture energy from the state’s dairy farms. (Saratogian)

COMMENTARY:
• A columnist says 2019 could be a big year for clean energy in Maine. (Kennebec Journal)
• A nonprofit leader says coal, not wind, is the real threat to birds. (ecoRI)

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