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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• 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)

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)

• 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)

• 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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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)

A New Jersey editorial board praise the idea of using coastal power plant sites to support offshore wind. (
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. (
A Tufts professor says implementing a carbon tax now will save money in the long run. (TuftsNow)

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