Northeast Energy News

Gas proponent calls out Pennsylvania pipeline developer

PIPELINES: The Mariner East 1 pipeline in eastern Pennsylvania will restart after a three-month shutdown caused by a sinkhole. (PennLive)

ALSO: A Pennsylvania lawmaker who is a proponent of the natural gas industry calls the developer of the Mariner East 2 pipeline irresponsible, saying their actions cause other developers to be “tarred with the same brush.” (WESA)

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SOLAR:
• Grid congestion in northern Vermont is slowing the interconnection process and approvals for eight proposed solar farms. (VT Digger)
• New Jersey is about to become the next hot market for community solar following state regulatory action. (Greentech Media, subscription required)

ENERGY STORAGE: Solar plus storage is gathering momentum in Vermont utility pilot programs. (Energy News Network)

OFFSHORE WIND: The first proposed offshore wind development in Massachusetts failed to win approval, but the state has fully embraced it since. (CleanTechnica)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: Residents in a Connecticut condominium that’s part of a pilot program powered by 100% renewable energy say monthly utility bills rarely exceed $100. (News12 Connecticut)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A proposal to allow a trash-burning facility to incinerate construction debris is making its way through the New Hampshire legislature, but the owner would need to reapply for environmental permits. (Concord Monitor)

COMMENTARY:
• An environmental organization says New York can push back against Trump administration executive orders expediting pipeline permitting by formally denying a project under New York Harbor. (Daily News)
• A conservation group says an analysis of the worst winter days in New Jersey shows that the PennEast pipeline is unnecessary. (NJ.com)
• A town supervisor and nuclear energy supporter says opponents in Pennsylvania of a planned subsidy for the sector fail to recognize that inaction would cost ratepayers much more over time. (Courier Times)
• A pro-infrastructure group in Pennsylvania says further delays for the Mariner East pipeline construction are unwarranted. (Delaware County Times)
• A nonprofit consultant says Massachusetts’ decision to allow utilities to carry the cost of offshore wind contracts on their books sets a bad precedent. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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