Northeast Energy News

Massachusetts advocates say restored EV funding is a good start 

TRANSPORTATION: Money returned to Massachusetts’ electric vehicle programs helps revive state incentives, but advocates say more still needs to be done to reach state climate goals. (Energy News Network)

The Massachusetts Legislature’s transportation committee leader says debate over the Transportation Climate Initiative is complicating discussions about raising revenue for other initiatives. (CommonWealth Magazine)
• A Maryland utility launches an electric vehicle program that includes building public charging stations and providing rebates in homes and multi-family residences. (Daily Record)

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CLIMATE: New York will not appeal its climate lawsuit against Exxon after losing in federal court. (Bloomberg)

Some state regulators, including in Massachusetts, are turning down smart meters as they say utilities are not using their capabilities enough to justify their costs. (Greentech Media)
A Maine non-profit hopes a utility acquisition will lead to a microgrid pilot project on Mount Desert Island. (Microgrid Knowledge)

PIPELINES: A federal appeals court asks the Maine Supreme Court to clarify whether state law allows a city to ban a pipeline project. (E&E News, subscription required)

ACTIVISM: The Youth Lobby delivers its agenda to the Vermont Legislature as it begins a session-long push to promote clean energy and climate actions. (VT Digger) 

State siting officials approve an 11-acre solar project in southeastern Connecticut. (The Day)
Towns on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard received more than $3.4 million in cash and credits in the last fiscal year for municipal solar projects. (Cape Cod Times)

TRANSMISSION: Transource Energy lines up contractors for a $366 million transmission project in Pennsylvania and Maryland that has not yet received regulatory approvals. (Record Herald)

WIND: A developer leases about 800 acres in New Hampshire with an eye on building a wind farm. (Valley News)

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GOVERNMENT: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo nominates three people to key state energy posts. (Providence Journal)

• Advocates say the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center needs more funding to continue the leadership role it has played in making the state a national leader in innovation and industry development. (CommonWealth Magazine)
• A business lobby in New Hampshire says “caution lights are flashing” as regional governors consider a cap-and-trade system to curb vehicle emissions. (Union Leader)
• A Vermont union activist opposes the same proposal as it protects corporate interests and profits at the expense of working people. (Manchester Journal)

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