Northeast Energy News

Judge orders Mariner East pipeline shut down once again

TRANSMISSION: New Hampshire officials refuse to rehear the rejection of the Northern Pass transmission line, developers may appeal to the state Supreme Court. (Associated Press)

PIPELINES:
• A state regulatory official once again shuts down the Mariner East pipeline in Pennsylvania. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• An open house on the proposed Granite Bridge pipeline draws a crowd in New Hampshire. (Seacoast Online)

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NUCLEAR:
• High capacity prices in a PJM auction this week won’t be enough to save some nuclear plants; preventing closure of the Three Mile Island plant in Pennsylvania appears even less likely. (Reuters/StateImpact Pennsylvania)
• The proposed buyer of the Vermont Yankee site modifies its offer to address concerns raised by federal regulators. (VT Digger)

OIL AND GAS: A public hearing explores the risks and benefits of a proposed natural gas terminal near Philadelphia. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

SOLAR: More than one third of the projects under New York’s NY-Sun solar initiative have been in seven counties in the Hudson Valley. (LoHud.com)

WIND: Federal officials have extended a deadline for comments on an offshore wind leasing plan. (Energy Policy Update)

UTILITIES: Utilities are investing in renewables, but long-range resource plans suggest many remain skeptical of a renewable-dominant future. (Greentech Media)

COAL: Two coal barges sank yesterday as dozens broke free on the Monongahela River in Pennsylvania. (WPXI)

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POLITICS:
• A new conservative clean energy group launches in Pennsylvania. (Solar Industry Magazine)
• An advocacy group has launched a digital advertising campaign praising Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker as a “clean energy champion.” (MassLive)

COMMENTARY:
• A Hartford Courant editorial praises Connecticut legislation that counts fuel cells toward state renewable energy targets.
• “The age of generating nuclear power may be drawing to a close. But cleaning up its legacy has barely begun.” (New York Times)

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