Northeast Energy News

Maryland to receive $6 million from Fiat Chrysler settlement

EMISSIONS: Maryland will put part of a $6 million settlement over Fiat Chrysler’s alleged diesel emissions test cheating toward electric school buses. (Baltimore Sun)

Bills seeking to put a price on carbon emissions from transportation are gaining momentum in Massachusetts. (Energy News Network)
More than 80 Massachusetts lawmakers sign a “New Year’s resolution” to support legislation calling for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. (State House News Service)

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A judge rules that Pennsylvania regulators unlawfully issued air-quality permits to Sunoco for a natural gas liquids plant outside Philadelphia. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)
Plans move forward for a controversial natural gas compressor station south of Boston, but the blowback may prevent developers from getting approvals for future natural gas expansion projects. (Boston Globe)
Opponents criticize a newly released study that concluded the Massachusetts compressor station posed no health risks, despite finding elevated levels of benzene and formaldehyde in the air. (NBC Boston)

PIPELINES: Vermont regulators order the owner of a 41-mile natural gas pipeline to prove that a professional engineer signed off on construction plans. (VT Digger)

A New Jersey utility sells two shuttered coal plants to a Chicago developer that plans to convert them into industrial parks. (NJ Spotlight)
Attorneys cross-examine Invenergy‘s expert witness about whether New England needs a proposed natural gas and diesel power plant in northwest Rhode Island. (Uprise RI)

HYDRO: Massachusetts and Delaware companies are among 12 recipients to share $25 million in federal funding to promote next-generation marine energy projects. (news release)

RENEWABLES: Yale University launches an online certificate program to train professionals on how to finance and deploy clean energy projects. (Yale)

SOLAR: A solar developer will install a 304 kW community solar project in Staten Island, New York. (news release)

Recreational fishermen who fish near Rhode Island’s Block Island wind farm generally perceive the five turbines positively, while commercial fishermen see them as mostly negative, according to a recent survey. (ecoRI News)
The Danish turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind selects Boston for its U.S. headquarters. (Boston Globe)

Solar energy paired with battery storage is poised to be a clean, reliable power source for Massachusetts businesses, says the CEO of Enel X North America. (Boston Business Journal)
If states continue to oppose offshore drilling and seismic testing, they will lose hundreds of millions in royalties and tax revenues each year, says a former EPA assistant administrator. (InsideSources)

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