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In New England, solar was a welcome guest on Thanksgiving

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SOLAR: New England solar power offset peak demand for electricity on Thanksgiving, marking a milestone, according to the region’s grid operator. (Portland Press Herald)

Developers want to build a 5 MW solar project on 29 acres of farmland in central Massachusetts. (Daily Hampshire Gazette)
New York-based Consolidated Edison, through new acquisitions, now claims to be the second largest solar energy producer in North America. (news release)
A school district in New Jersey expects to save millions of dollars over the next 15 years by installing solar panels at seven of its 13 schools. (Bridgewater Courier News)

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WIND: Four companies are competing in an auction for three Massachusetts lease areas that could supply 4 GW of offshore wind power. (reNEWS, Renewables Now)

RENEWABLES: The state of New York approves two initiatives to increase its energy efficiency and energy storage targets. (news release)

GRID: A county in eastern New Jersey wins funding for a microgrid project to help prevent power outages. (Patch)

Pennsylvania’s governor proposes new regulations to curb air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the state. (Associated Press)
Green groups are backing a New York City bill that would require a 40 percent decrease in emissions from large buildings by 2030 and an 80 percent decrease by 2050. (The Nation)

CLIMATE: Pennsylvania’s auditor general will conduct hearings to develop a special report on how the state is responding to climate change. (Natural Gas Intelligence)

Marine scientists say seismic oil and gas testing off the Atlantic coast could threaten endangered whales in New England. (Gloucester Daily Times)
Federal energy regulators issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a natural gas expansion project in New Jersey, which is expected to add transportation capacity for northeastern markets. (Kallanish Energy)

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