Northeast Energy News

Developer wants to revive nuclear power at Oyster Creek site

NUCLEAR: The company decommissioning the closed Oyster Creek nuclear plant in New Jersey says it is interested in developing a new next-generation nuclear power plant at the site. (Associated Press)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• Federal regulators publish the draft environmental impact statement and open a 45-day public comment period for the South Fork offshore wind project off Long Island. (offshoreWIND.biz)
• Maine fishermen say Gov. Janet Mills is rushing into offshore wind development without consideration of their concerns. (Maine Public)

SOLAR:
• Republican legislators in New Hampshire propose a limited expansion of net metering that would exclude residential customers and businesses, and may overcome the objections of Gov. Chris Sununu. (Concord Monitor)
• A town planning board in Maine approves a $10 million solar project whose output would be sold to a large commercial customer. (Portland Press Herald)

UTILITIES: Maine’s public advocate submits legislation to exempt low-income residents who are eligible for heating assistance from sales taxes on their electricity usage. (Maine Public)

STORAGE: The Vermont State House is the first in the nation with a clean power backup system with battery storage that replaces a diesel fuel system. (Vermont Biz)

CLIMATE:
• The Massachusetts climate bill affects residents in multiple ways, including how to procure more renewable energy, operate electric vehicles and buying more energy efficient appliances. (WBUR)
• Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is poised to be nominated to lead a federal department that houses the premier government climate scientists. (E&E News, subscription required)

PIPELINES: The Massachusetts climate law passed this week includes pipeline safety provisions initiated by legislators in a part of the state affected by a 2018 fatal gas explosion. (WHAV)

BIOFUELS: A Maine aerospace company tests a prototype rocket engine that runs on biofuels derived from farms. (Portland Press Herald)

COMMENTARY: A Connecticut doctor says a natural gas power plant proposed for the state ignores climate science. (CT Mirror)

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