Northeast Energy News

EV charging seen as gateway to time-of-use rates in New Hampshire

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Promoting electric vehicle charging to off-peak hours may offer an opportunity for wider use of time-of-use rates in New Hampshire. (Energy News Network) 

UTILITIES: Consolidated Edison prepares for transformed electricity demand in New York City as power use shifts from commercial buildings to residences during the coronavirus pandemic. (Wall Street Journal, subscription required)

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CLIMATE: Massachusetts amends its climate lawsuit against Exxon, arguing that the coronavirus pandemic shows the company’s business model will not survive climate change. (E&E News, subscription required)

EMISSIONS: Officials at a federal research facility in Pennsylvania prepare to fund a carbon capture and storage research program in an area heavily dependent on coal generation. (Engineering News-Record)

NUCLEAR: The head of a New Jersey utility nuclear program says refueling operations present a unique challenge during the coronavirus pandemic as the job requires hundreds of temporary workers brought on-site. (ROI-NJ)

ACTIVISM: The Buffalo man shoved and injured by police during an anti-racism protest is a longtime climate activist. (E&E News, subscription required)

SOLAR: Tesla resumes solar panel and battery work at its Buffalo Gigafactory shut down by COVID-19 as partner Panasonic says it will now end its relationship at the plant in September. (Greentech Media)

OIL & GAS: An ethics disclosure shows the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House accepted an $11,000 flight from a businessman connected to the fracking industry last year. (WESA)

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BIOMASS: A biomass plant operator in Maine proposes a joint project to state regulators with a solar developer for a 40 MW array adjacent to one of its plants. (Sun Journal)

COMMENTARY:
The prime sponsor of the latest net metering bill in New Hampshire says the policy saves money. (Keene Sentinel)
A Maine state senator says the coronavirus pandemic is no time to roll back air and water protections that have taken years to address. (Portland Press Herald)
The head of the Independent Power Producers of New York says energy debates cannot become a gas vs. renewables debate as the state will rely on natural gas power plants for years to come. (Times Herald-Record)
A New Jersey state representative says offshore wind can be an economic engine to lead the state’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. (NJ.com)

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