Northeast Energy News

Fuel cell industry celebrates new Connecticut energy law

FUEL CELLS: While Connecticut’s new energy law has been criticized by solar advocates, the fuel cell industry is celebrating. (Stamford Advocate)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: Concord, New Hampshire officials have delayed voting on whether to adopt a resolution that would require the city to get all of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030. (Concord Monitor)

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SOLAR:
• Developers of a Massachusetts solar project temporarily withdraw their permit as they try to resolve legal issues from unauthorized tree cutting. (MassLive)
• Why community solar is a “game changer” in Long Island and elsewhere. (Long Island Business News)
• A Massachusetts vocational high school launches a new solar job training program. (Solar Builder Magazine)

UTILITIES:
• Massachusetts regulators are considering a town’s request to acquire alternative electricity for its residents and businesses. (The Stoneham Independent)
New Hampshire regulators are deliberating a challenge to a utility’s proposed natural gas facility in Keene. (SentinelSource.com)

GRID:
• U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is calling for a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy to protect vulnerable power grids. (Washington Examiner)
• A New Jersey utility is spending $16.5 million to install smart meters throughout its service area. (Daily Energy Insider)

ADVOCACY:
• Several advocacy groups in Maine wants the state to strengthen its law reducing greenhouse gas emissions. (Associated Press)
• A Massachusetts university librarian is using her sabbatical to lead climate change workshops across New England. (Yale Climate Connections)

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PIPELINES: Two studies provide different opinions about the need for new natural gas pipelines in New England. (CommonWealth)

COMMENTARY:
New England should carry on with the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, even if the current administration is trying to dismantle the initiative, says a guest columnist. (CommonWealth)
• The new shale severance tax being proposed in Pennsylvania would harm businesses and should be rejected, says a guest columnist. (The Delaware County Daily Times)
• The offshore wind industry is growing across the country with states such as Massachusetts, New York, Delaware, Maryland and Rhode Island leading the way. (The Conversation)

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