Northeast Energy News

Maryland utilities get green light for EV charging

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Maryland regulators authorize the state’s utilities to install a network of more than 5,000 electric vehicle charging stations. (Baltimore Sun)

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WIND:
As a result of the federal government shutdown, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management postpones three more public meetings scheduled to discuss a draft environmental impact statement for Vineyard Wind — an 800 MW wind farm off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. (reNEWS)
Rhode Island fishermen accuse the governor of excluding them from talks about receiving compensation from Vineyard Wind’s developers for lost access to fishing grounds. (Providence Journal)
A report released by Maine’s wind energy advisory commission finds no evidence that wind turbines have “significant detrimental impacts” on property values or tourism. (Associated Press)
Public hearing are scheduled to inform the public about a 124 MW wind farm proposed outside of Binghamton, New York. (Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin)
Developers announce that a new 80 MW wind farm in northern New York is fully operational and delivering electricity. (new release)

SOLAR:
A town board in northern New York agrees that a proposed 2 MW solar array will not have a negative environmental impact. (Watertown Daily Times)
A solar installer apologizes to a New Haven, Connecticut, city commission for beginning to install a rooftop solar array in a historic neighborhood without obtaining permission. (New Haven Independent)
Three Pennsylvania utilities will submit a request for proposals to purchase 120,500 Solar Photovoltaic Alternative Energy Credits (SPAECs) annually over a two-year period. (news release)

NUCLEAR: A New Jersey nuclear plant that closed in September faces the difficult task of decommissioning, while the community must adjust to a loss in tax revenue. (New Jersey Monthly)

OIL & GAS:
An executive order by Pennsylvania’s governor to reduce greenhouse gas emissions won’t have an immediate impact on the natural gas industry. (Natural Gas Intelligence)
Five key facts about a controversial natural gas compressor station that is moving closer to construction outside of Boston. (Eyes on the Ties)
Columbia gas says it will resume normal billing next month for customers affected by a series of home explosions outside Boston last year. (NBC Boston)

CLIMATE: Climate change legislation in Rhode Island has so far done little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (ecoRI)

COMMENTARY: New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is taking the right steps to promote offshore wind development, says a state senator. (Seacoastonline.com)

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