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Feds approve rail shipments of LNG in Pennsylvania

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OIL & GAS: Federal authorities approve shipment of liquefied natural gas by rail in Pennsylvania, the first step in a process to construction of an export terminal in New Jersey. (NJ Spotlight)

STORAGE: Enel completes a 4.8 MW battery storage project in New York City, the city’s largest up to this point. (Greentech Media)

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SOLAR:
• A coalition of climate and solar advocates and state lawmakers in New Jersey are planning a roadmap to dedicate $125 million annually to extend solar energy to low-income residents. (NJ Spotlight)
• A New Jersey resort completes a 3.5 MW solar array, the largest solar project based at a resort in the Northeast. (AltEnergy Magazine)
• State policies and economic factors combine to make closed landfills attractive sites for municipal solar projects in Maine. (Bangor Daily News)

CLEAN ENERGY:
• A watchdog groups says New York’s clean energy goals are “likely infeasible” given the extent of local opposition to large projects. (E&E News, subscription required)
• A court rules a former SunEdison executive’s whistleblower suit against the company over his firing can proceed. (Bloomberg)

SUSTAINABILITY: A business masters program in sustainability at the University of Vermont is recognized as the best of its kind nationally. (VT Digger)

BIOFUEL: A New Hampshire city must decide this month whether to continue to develop a project to convert landfill gas to energy to power municipal buildings. (Associated Press) 

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TRANSMISSION: Central Maine Power pulled a web page of endorsements for its proposed power line through Maine after it incorrectly listed three environmental organizations as project supporters. (Maine Beacon)

COMMENTARY:
• An energy efficiency executive says New Jersey must move more quickly to reap the benefits of efficiency in its new climate initiatives. (NJ Spotlight)
• A young Republican says Vermont needs innovative solutions like carbon sequestration measures instead of reliance on taxes and emissions caps to combat climate change. (VT Digger)
• A U.S. senator and environmental advocate say clean energy tax credits are an effective tool to combat climate change but are in danger of expiring this month without congressional action. (Boston Globe)

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