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)

• 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)
Environmentalists in Massachusetts want lawmakers to pass a bill that would move the state to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. (WWLP)
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)

• 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. (
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)
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)
Increasing natural gas pipeline capacity is the surest way to a clean energy future, says a retired executive. (Gloucester Times)

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