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)

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

• 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)
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)

• A citizens advisory panel has begun to review an proposal for the purchase of the Vermont Yankee plant. (Greenfield Recorder)
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. (

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