Northeast Energy News

LNG export terminal could be approved this week

OIL & GAS: The Delaware River Basin Commission may vote this week on whether to approve a liquified natural gas export terminal in southern New Jersey. (NJ Spotlight)

ALSO: While the number of Pennsylvania shale gas permits has been declining year over year, a leading driller ramped up permitting last month to take advantage of rebounding natural gas prices. (Platts)

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UTILITIES: Connecticut utilities warn that a proposed requirement to fix outages within three days would “have devastating cost impacts on customers.” (CT Mirror)

SOLAR:
• A Vermont solar developer worries that a decade-long boom may be ending as state and federal support begins to shrink. (Energy News Network)
• Vermont solar developers collaborate with an organization protecting bees to plant wildflowers at solar sites as habitat for pollinators. (Rutland Herald)
Community solar projects gain bipartisan support in the Pennsylvania legislature. (WESA)

CLIMATE:
Maine is among the states taking climate action without federal help but seeks stimulus funds from Washington to assist. (InsideClimateNews)
A new study for the Maine Climate Council says the state’s economy could decline by 15% over the next three decades without action to address the effects of climate change. (Bangor Daily News)

OFFSHORE WIND: The Danish company behind much of the offshore wind development in the Northeast began to transition from its oil and gas roots over a decade ago. (E&E News, subscription required)

HYDROPOWER: Opposition grows to a proposed subsidy for Canadian hydropower to help New York City meet its clean energy goals by 2030. (E&E News, subscription required)

REGULATION: Performance-based regulation is one of the leading trends in utility commission proceedings this year, with dockets open in several northeastern states. (Greentech Media)

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STORAGE: New York’s grid operator adopts rules to allow batteries and other large storage devices to participate in the state’s wholesale electricity market. (Albany Times Union)

COMMENTARY: An author and conservationist says an environmental impact study should be done on the effects of hydropower dams in Quebec that are slated to supply electricity to New England routed through Maine. (Sun Journal)

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