Northeast Energy News

Eversource proposes wind farm off coast of Connecticut

WIND:
Eversource Energy and a Danish company are proposing a 200-megawatt wind farm off the coast of New London, Connecticut – the first offshore wind project to serve the state if built. (New Haven Register)
A federal agency will begin gathering comments this month for an environmental report on the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind offshore wind proposal. (South Coast Today)
Vineyard Wind will begin its third round of undersea marine surveys this month as part of its proposed wind project off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. (Marine Technology News)
Owners of the Block Island wind farm say a proposed expansion will include components built in Massachusetts and use of a pumped hydro storage facility in the western part of the state. (ecoRI News)

CLIMATE: A federal judge rejects Exxon’s effort to shut down investigations, led by Massachusetts and New York, into whether it misled investors on climate change. (InsideClimate News)

REGULATION: Two Rhode Island agencies say a proposed bill banning offshore drilling and restricting oil and natural gas on the mainland would limit their oversight authority and instead increase federal jurisdiction. (ecoRI News)

PIPELINES: Sunoco is offering to temporarily relocate residents while it conducts an investigation into the sinkholes that have opened as a result of the Mariner East 2 pipeline project. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

SOLAR:
A solar company is pushing forward a proposal in Exeter, Rhode Island that calls for the town to completely shift to solar energy. (NK Standard-Times)
A well in Wilder, Vermont will become the home of a new municipal 120-kilowatt solar array, increasing the town’s solar capacity to 888.5 kilowatts. (Valley News)

POLLUTION: Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is criticizing the Trump administration for its decision to roll back federal greenhouse gas protections and fuel economy standards for vehicles. (Connecticut Post)

CARBON EMISSIONS: A group of Princeton students have written a 94-page white paper on a fee-based strategy on reducing carbon emissions and air pollution. (The Daily Princetonian)

COMMENTARY:
Renewable energy credits has been turned into a wedge issue in Vermont to create an excuse for not meeting the state’s renewable energy goals, says a guest columnist. (VT Digger)
A new study says New Yorkers could save $7 billion on their energy bills with tougher efficiency standards. (Natural Resources Defense Council)
The path to creating unsubsidized wind energy projects in New Jersey is to encourage the state’s utilities to build and operate offshore grids, says a guest columnist. (NJ Spotlight)

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