Northeast Energy News

Financial data on Connecticut nuclear plant released

NUCLEAR: Dominion Energy has disclosed financial data on the Millstone nuclear plant to Connecticut regulators ahead of a draft report release on whether the power plant should be allowed to compete in the state’s energy marketplace. (Connecticut Bulletin)

TRANSMISSION: Developers of the Northern Pass project plan to provide “conditions” they hope will win approval from New Hampshire regulators. (New Hampshire Union Leader)

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OIL AND GAS:
New Jersey may soon come off the list of states that are part of a proposed federal government offshore oil and gas drilling plan. (NJ.com)
An inquiry by federal regulators into alleged withholding of natural gas pipeline capacity has resulted in no action. (Maine Public Radio)

GRID: New England’s grid operator reports that for the first time, proposed new wind capacity exceeds proposed new natural gas capacity in the region, but also warns the region will be dependent on imported electricity “for the foreseeable future.” (Gloucester Times, Hartford Courant)

UTILITIES:
• Maine utility regulators will begin an investigation into why electric bills spiked for some customers of Central Maine Power. (Portland Press Herald)
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The New Hampshire House failed to advance a bill that would have prohibited mergers between water utilities and electric or gas utilities. (Watchdog.org)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Augusta, Maine officials are considering whether to build a $3 million power-generating facility to convert methane gas from garbage to produce electricity. (CentralMaine.com)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Atlantic City Electric plans to spend $14.9 million to figure out the barriers deterring people from buying electric vehicles. (NJ Spotlight)

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POLLUTION: A study by a Washington, D.C. nonprofit says Pennsylvania’s poor outdoor air quality could improve if electricity consumption was reduced. (TribLive.com)

CLIMATE CHANGE:
• Ahead of a July 1 deadline to finish a state resiliency plan, Rhode Island officials met to discuss the successes and challenges of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing the state for climate change. (ecoRI news)
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A climate change coalition says New York is not doing enough to address climate change and that the state should impose a corporate polluter fee on greenhouse gas emissions. (Public News Service)

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