Northeast Energy News

Danish company buys Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind for $510 million

WIND: The Danish offshore wind developer Orsted acquires Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind for $510 million. (New York Times)

CLIMATE: Countries’ pledges to reduce carbon emissions won’t be enough to stop global warming from reaching dangerous levels, according to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (Delaware Public Media)

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SOLAR: Town officials approve a plan to build a 622 kW solar farm on a capped landfill in southern Massachusetts. (The Herald News)

GRID: New York officials announce a $173 million program to modernize the state’s power grid, which will include better data collection and faster response times to outages. (news release)

HYDRO: Researchers work to complete a tidal test site along the Cape Cod Canal that will gather data on the use of underwater turbines. (Cape Cod Times)

NATURAL GAS: A city in central Massachusetts votes against a natural gas pipeline expansion project proposed by Columbia Gas. (WWLP)

PIPELINES: A short video explains the hazards associated with natural gas liquids, which will flow through Pennsylvania’s controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

NUCLEAR:
• Controversy surrounds a New Jersey utility’s request for zero-emission subsidies to support its nuclear plants. (Greentech Media)
• A struggling town in Illinois offers clues for what could happen to Lacey Township, New Jersey, where the Oyster Creek nuclear plant closed last month. (Press of Atlantic City)

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POWER PLANTS: An environmental group drops an appeal challenging the expansion of a power plant in eastern Massachusetts. (Cape Cod Times)

COMMENTARY:
• A series of home explosions outside Boston last month show that natural gas is inherently dangerous and should be phased out, says the president of the Conservation Law Foundation. (CommonWealth Magazine)
• Con Ed may have to stop accepting new gas customers due to New York blocking gas pipeline development, says the New York Post editorial Board.

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