Northeast Energy News

Federal pollution rollbacks hit Trump country hardest

POLLUTION: Federal air pollution rollbacks for power plants could have the harshest health impacts on people in Ohio and Pennsylvania who supported President Trump in the 2016 election, according to a new report. (Energy News Network)

OIL AND GAS: The New Jersey Senate approves a measure to ban the disposal of fracking waste within the state. (NJBIZ)

AUTOMOTIVE: Vermont’s attorney general submits a letter with colleagues from 20 other states asking the EPA to withdraw a proposed rollback of federal fuel emissions standards. (VT Digger)

NUCLEAR:
Vermont utility regulators say they likely won’t issue a ruling on the sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant before the end of the month. (Brattleboro Reformer)
Experts make a case for why nuclear power should, or shouldn’t, be part of New York’s clean energy mix. (WAER)

UTILITIES: New Jersey utilities have made a number of improvements to boost resilience since Superstorm Sandy left over 2.5 million residents without power six years ago. (Burlington County Times)

NATURAL GAS: Columbia Gas says it will finish replacing about 45 miles of gas mains and nearly 6,000 service lines this week in three communities outside Boston, where natural gas explosions destroyed homes and killed a teenager last month. (Associated Press)

POWER PLANTS: Opponents of a proposed gas-fired power plant in Rhode Island give the Conservation Law Foundation $5,000 for its work fighting the project. (news release)

WIND:
How Rhode Island’s 30 MW Block Island wind farm helped launch offshore wind efforts in other states. (Governing)
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will prepare an environmental impact statement for a developer’s plans to build a 15-turbine wind project 35 miles off the coast of Long Island. (news release)

SOLAR:
New Jersey utility regulators clarify that all Solar Renewable Energy Certificate applications made after Oct. 29 will have a 10-year lifespan. (Press of Atlantic City)
Five Catholic schools in New York will launch a solar pilot program today. (Staten Island Advance)

RENEWABLES: A Utah firm wants to build a hydrogen gas production facility next to a giant data center in northwest New Hampshire. (Concord Monitor)

POLICY: Massachusetts will receive over $136 million in federal heating aid this winter through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. (CapeCodToday)

COMMENTARY: States must sue over climate change to have any chance of protecting their citizens and their infrastructure, says a student at New York University’s School of Law. (Governing)

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