Northeast Energy News

Maryland utilities plan statewide electric vehicle charging network

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Utility companies in Maryland are proposing to spend $104 million to support the construction of a statewide network of charging stations. (The Baltimore Sun)

TRANSMISSION: Central Maine Power’s proposal to build a 145-mile transmission line to deliver hydropower from Canada to Massachusetts is being met with resistance from major energy companies and the wind and solar industry. (Press Herald)

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PIPELINES: A group of Catholic nuns opposed to the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline project in Pennsylvania held mass and erected a large cross at the construction site. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

SOLAR:
• Massachusetts regulators are deciding whether to approve a project that would place solar panels on a landfill in Somerset. (South Coast Today)
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A solar symposium in mid-Hudson Valley, New York on Tuesday is expected to draw local officials, farmers, environmentalists and energy developers. (Poughkeepsie Journal)
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A pre-application review of a solar project in Rhode Island was postponed due to overcapacity at the meeting. (The Independent)

WIND:
• Developers of an offshore wind project in Ocean City, Maryland just got a step closer to starting the project – acquiring a meteorological tower and support structure. (Delmarva Daily Times)
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A small pilot offshore wind farm off Atlantic City, New Jersey is leading clean energy advocates to advocate for bigger projects farther away from the coast. (NJ Spotlight)

NUCLEAR:
• A citizens advisory panel has begun to review an proposal for the purchase of the Vermont Yankee plant. (Greenfield Recorder)
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Even after its shutdown in 2014, the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant continues to leak contaminated water. (VT Digger)

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Two reports on heat pump usage and benefits in Vermont are offering contradictory information. (Valley News)

OIL AND GAS: A leading environmentalist held court at a Pittsburgh gathering where he was peppered with questions about fracking, climate change, and a planned ethane cracker plant. (Public Source)

STORAGE: The disposal of brine will be key to the first underground storage facility designed to hold natural gas liquids in the Pennsylvania/Ohio/West Virginia Tri-State region. (Kallanish Energy)

COMMENTARY: Many regulators are overseeing industries they once came from – setting up the potential for weak oversight, says a communications coordinator. (PennLive.com)

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