Northeast Energy News

Landmark New York climate case goes to judge

CLIMATE: Attorneys for New York state make closing arguments in a lawsuit over whether ExxonMobil misled investors by keeping two sets of numbers on climate change. (Associated Press)

ALSO: The Vermont Legislature’s climate caucus will hold forums across the state to discuss priorities for the 2020 session and receive public input. (Brattleboro Reformer)

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OIL & GAS: Residents of a Philadelphia neighborhood protest at a meeting between city officials and Sunoco over a closed refinery, saying they have been left out of determining the future of the site. (KYW)

TRANSMISSION: A county council in Maryland approves a settlement that would allow a new power line to use existing rights-of-way. (Baltimore Sun)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A coalition of electric vehicle advocates in New Jersey hope to push through a state law promoting adoption during the lame duck session. (NJ Spotlight)

BIOMASS: Managers of New Hampshire forests say the closure of the state’s biomass plants have dried up in-state markets for low-grade wood and challenge maintaining healthy forests. (NHPR)

FUEL CELLS: A Connecticut fuel cell manufacturer receives a $200 million lifeline to avoid bankruptcy and continue development of projects for a naval base and power authority. (CT Post)

PIPELINES: The companies developing the PennEast pipeline say they are committed to the project after a federal appeals court declines to reconsider its decision to deny eminent domain proceedings in New Jersey. (CNBC)

MARKETING: Former customers of a Connecticut energy supplier will receive $6 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over allegations they were overcharged. (The Hour)

SOLAR:
• Residents of a Maine town will vote on whether to allow officials to sign a contract with a solar developer to build a 3.5 MW project near a former landfill. (Ellsworth American)
• Conservation officials in a Connecticut town say the location of a proposed solar farm could interfere with plans to develop a continuous greenbelt. (The Day)
• A Massachusetts town says the state’s attorney general has approved its one-year moratorium on new solar development while it creates new regulations. (Athol Daily News)

GRID: PJM says it has adequate energy supplies lined up for the winter and expects peak demand of about 134,000 MW. (news release)

COMMENTARY: A clean energy advocate says a closer reading of Maryland’s draft climate action plan shows a more thorough analysis than critics originally believed. (Maryland Matters)

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