Northeast Energy News

Hydropower transmission deal includes millions for Maine

TRANSMISSION: A deal to support a transmission line carrying Quebec hydropower to Massachusetts includes millions of dollars for broadband, rate relief, electric vehicles, and other incentives for Maine. (Bangor Daily News)

ALSO: The Maine Public Utilities Commission has set a deadline of March 1 for public comments on a proposed settlement. (Bangor Daily News)

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SOLAR:
• Neighbors raise objections to a proposed solar farm that would remove trees near a Connecticut state park. (WFSB)
• A $2 million solar canopy project is planned at Albany’s airport. (Albany Times Union)
• Developers plan a 2 MW solar farm at a New York landfill. (Eagle Bulletin)

WIND:
Media are blocked from a meeting between offshore wind developers and the fishing industry in Rhode Island; a fishing industry representative says their needs are still not being met. (WJAR)
• Local reactions to proposed offshore wind farms in New York are mixed. (East Hampton Star)

NUCLEAR: A nuclear industry group says “there’s a lot of life left” in Pennsylania’s Peach Bottom nuclear plant. (PA Post)

NATURAL GAS: Pennsylvania regulators threaten to shut down a natural gas storage field after abandoned wells were discovered at a nearby coal mine. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

PIPELINES:
• A Pennsylvania county seeks to join a lawsuit filed by area residents opposing the Mariner East pipeline. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• Developers of the Northern Access pipeline say the project is moving forward, and project job impacts in rural New York. (Bradford Era)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• A group of businesses and investors urge New Jersey lawmakers to pass a bill encouraging electric vehicle adoption. (NJ Spotlight)
• Vermont awards $400,000 in grants for electric vehicle charging stations. (news release)

POLLUTION: The Trump Administration’s push to weaken California’s vehicle emission standards could have a ripple effect in New Jersey and other states. (NJ Spotlight)

POLICY: The Delaware Supreme Court upholds a lower court’s rejection of a lawsuit that challenged the state’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (Delaware Business Now)

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ADVOCACY:
Advocates and lawmakers push for a state-level Green New Deal for Connecticut. (The Day)
Catholic groups march at the Maryland State House to support clean energy legislation. (National Catholic Reporter)

COMMENTARY:
A New Jersey editorial board praise the idea of using coastal power plant sites to support offshore wind. (NJ.com)
The Natural Resources Defense Council outlines steps for New Jersey to achieve its energy efficiency goals.
An advocate and a New Jersey lawmaker push for a “green amendment” to the state’s constitution. (NJ.com)
A Tufts professor says implementing a carbon tax now will save money in the long run. (TuftsNow)

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