Northeast Energy News

FERC member ‘very nervous’ about New England grid reliability

UTILITIES: A federal energy regulator says he’s “very nervous” about ISO-New England’s ability to provide reliable electricity in a ruling that some advocates say could pre-empt state clean energy policies. (Utility Dive, Greentech Media)

NET METERING: A bill that expands net metering to businesses and municipalities has passed in the New Hampshire Senate and is now headed to the House. (New Hampshire Business Review)

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PIPELINES: Federal regulators have bought themselves more time to consider whether to rehear an earlier ruling they made upholding New York’s denial of a water permit for the Constitution pipeline project. (Reuters)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New Jersey utility companies are promoting the use of electric vehicles to help reduce the state’s carbon footprint, meet state energy mandates and sell more electricity. (ROI-NJ)

ENERGY STORAGE: Energy storage is touted as the linchpin to New York’s clean energy future at a conference. (RTO Insider)

RENEWABLE ENERGY:
• Calling climate change “an emergency catastrophe on our way,” two New York lawmakers introduce a bill requiring the state to rely completely on renewable energy by 2032. (Legislative Gazette)
• Delaware will need to turn to solar and wind energy in order to make further progress toward its emissions goal. (Delaware Business Times)
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Environmentalists in Massachusetts want lawmakers to pass a bill that would move the state to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. (WWLP)
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The Maryland House of Delegates on Thursday rejected two clean energy proposals over concerns about ratepayer costs and questions about the state’s current policy. (Baltimore Sun)

SOLAR: The pace of solar installations in New Jersey has slowed, mirroring the national slowdown. (NJ Spotlight)

POLICY: New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday said state regulators will soon unveil a new state energy policy aimed at balancing technology with energy costs. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

COMMENTARY:
• Pennsylvania has been at the forefront of energy technology and that now that means advancing electric vehicles in the state, says a former U.S. representative. (PennLive.com)
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Placing a tax on carbon emissions is necessary in Vermont in order to increase the use of renewable energy, says a writer from The Middlebury Campus.
• To fight climate change, Massachusetts lawmakers need to pass a clean energy bill which provides a host of provisions including putting a price on carbon emissions, says a state senator. (Daily Hampshire Gazette)
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The NIMBY movement is at the heart of why New Hampshire regulators rejected the Northern Pass transmission project, says federal energy policy manager. (New Hampshire Business Review)
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Increasing natural gas pipeline capacity is the surest way to a clean energy future, says a retired executive. (Gloucester Times)

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