Northeast Energy News

Massachusetts bill would require energy score for home sales

EFFICIENCY: A new Massachusetts bill would require home sellers to disclose energy performance ratings to prospective buyers. (Boston Globe)

CARBON PRICING: A carbon-tax bill making its way through the Rhode Island legislature for a fourth time has both detractors and supporters. (ecoRI news)

OIL AND GAS:
A Pennsylvania court has ruled that fracking natural gas from an adjacent property is trespassing. (The Daily Climate)
Pennsylvania regulators have opened a second-round comment period for permits used to regulate methane emissions and other air pollutants. (Platts)
Pennsylvania voters view the natural gas industry favorably but are concerned about the environmental risks, a poll reveals. (Natural Gas Intelligence)
A proposed first-in-the-nation clean peak standard in Massachusetts could lead natural gas to be deemed a clean energy source, say environmentalists. (Worcester Telegram)
Pennsylvanians hope to build on West Virginia’s success in protecting the royalties they receive from natural gas companies. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

BIOMASS: Maine regulators are expected on Wednesday to announce whether two wood-energy plants will continue to receive state subsidies. (Portland Press Herald)

EMISSIONS: Connecticut’s stricter motor vehicle emissions standards could be upended by the Trump administration. (Connecticut Mirror)

WIND:
A wind developer says the Revolution Wind project could provide as much as 200 MW of capacity for Connecticut. (Connecticut Post)
Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed changes to wind energy permits is voted down in the House. (Maine Public)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Eversource is seeking vendor proposals for the installation of car charging ports in Massachusetts. (Associated Press)

RENEWABLES: A new campaign to encourage local clean energy development reforms kicks off today in New Hampshire. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

UTILITIES: Increases in energy efficiency and solar rooftops will reduce electrical power usage and peak demand in the next decade, says a report by ISO New England. (Utility Dive)

SOLAR: A vote to impose a six-month moratorium on commercial solar farms was tabled by the Cairo, New York town board. (Hudson Valley 360)

TECHNOLOGY: A New Hampshire startup seeks to use a shape-shifting alloy to convert waste heat into electricity. (Concord Monitor)

COMMENTARY: Maryland and other states should fight the Environmental Protection Agency if it decides to suspend waivers that have allowed states to adopt tougher clean car rules, says an editorial. (Baltimore Sun)

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