Northeast Energy News

How Maine could lead the way on rural electric vehicle adoption

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric transportation will be a challenge in rural states like Maine, but advocates point to incentives and policy changes that can speed the transition. (Energy News Network / Maine Monitor)

OFFSHORE WIND:
Massachusetts regulators approve contracts with the 804 MW Mayflower Wind project that are guaranteed at lower rates than the first wind contracts signed last year. (SouthCoastToday)
The developer of the Skipjack offshore wind project off Maryland says construction could be delayed a second time and push it beyond its 2024 proposed completion date. (DelmarvaNow)

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ELECTION 2020:
A conservation voters’ group in Pennsylvania is disappointed in its attempts to flip legislative seats away from Republican majorities. (Alleghenyfront.org)
Vermont Conservation Voters celebrate election results as 84% of its endorsed candidates in state and local elections won. (VTDigger)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: Advocates say Maine faces a daunting challenge in generating renewable energy in-state in the wake of public opposition to a power line to transmit Canadian hydropower. (Maine Monitor)

EMISSIONS:
Pennsylvania will hold 10 virtual public comment sessions in December on its plan to join a regional agreement among other Northeastern states to curb power plant emissions. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)
A panel of New York’s Climate Action Council will look at methane leakage from the natural gas pipeline system and offer recommendations by next fall. (RTO Insider, subscription required) 

HYDROPOWER: A restored hydropower dam in Vermont may re-enter service as a city considers a powe contract with its new owners. (Bennington Banner)

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CLIMATE: Affordable housing developers in Portland, Maine will continue with projects after passage of a city Green New Deal referendum, despite raising concerns about the requirements. (Portland Press Herald)

COMMENTARY: A conservative energy group in Pennsylvania says the state should adopt community solar as a way to aid struggling farmers who can earn income from arrays on their land. (TribLIVE)

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