Northeast Energy News

Developer drops plan for undersea pipeline after latest permit defeats

PIPELINES: The Williams Cos. gives up on its proposed undersea pipeline linking New Jersey and New York as regulators in both states again reject key permits. (NJ Spotlight)

UTILITIES: Essential utility workers who practice social distancing during COVID-19 offer a glimpse into what work will be like for others returning to employment as the economy reopens. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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TRANSPORTATION: Northeastern states delay the release of plans for a transportation emissions compact until the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Gloucester Times)

GRID: PJM’s market monitor says New Jersey leaving the grid operator over policy disputes could cost residents up to $386 million in the 2021-22 capacity year. (Utility Dive)

• New England’s grid operator says a record 3,200 MW of rooftop solar energy was produced on a sunny early May afternoon. (Granite Geek)
• Connecticut environmental regulators reject a solar development over an inadequate stormwater management plan. (News Times)
• New York’s policy initiatives for solar energy jumpstart solar development in Syracuse, one of the cloudiest cities in the country. (

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OIL & GAS: A compressor breakdown leads to the release of 4,000 pounds of sulfur dioxide at a Delaware refinery. (

•A Maine business group says the power line transmitting Canadian hydropower offers hope for an economic recovery as construction contracts totaling $300 million have already been awarded. (
• An environmental scholar says climate change is what happens when merchants are allowed to take over governments. (
• New Hampshire’s consumer advocate explains why he doesn’t talk about net metering. (InDepthNH)
• A columnist says complex politics come into play in a Maine power line referendum as supporters and opponents do not fall neatly along party lines. (
• A local official outside Philadelphia says individuals and municipal governments can take meaningful climate action in the absence of federal direction on the crisis. (Daily Times)

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