Northeast Energy News

Massachusetts ends deal with Northern Pass hydropower project

TRANSMISSION:
• Massachusetts officials end a deal with Northern Pass and will move ahead with Central Maine Power for its hydropower project. (Portland Press Herald)
• Opponents of the transmission project through Maine have already surfaced, including environmentalists and electricity generators. (Maine Public)
• A controversial overhead transmission project is expected to pump $40 million into the economy of two counties where residents oppose the project. (The Record Herald)

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SOLAR:
• The largest community solar power project in New York, a 2.7 MW solar array in Sullivan County, has been completed and will power 350 homes and small businesses. (Solar Novus Today)
• A solar developer donates and installs a new roof and 200 solar panels at a South Jersey synagogue. (Burlington County Times)
• A report finds that solar jobs declined slightly in Connecticut, mirroring a national trend. (Stamford Advocate)
• A solar developer proposing several solar projects in Bennington, Vermont is embroiled in a series of lawsuits. (Bennington Banner)

REGULATION: Federal regulators won’t allow “public interventions” past a deadline, signaling out a Pennsylvania environmental group’s late submission. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: The New Jersey Sierra Club, an early supporter of Gov. Phil Murphy, opposes his budget after the governor diverted millions from clean-energy funds to the state’s transit system. (NJ.com)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla owners and company officials push the New York Legislature to let the company open new stores in the state. (Associated Press)

PIPELINES: Two state agencies request an expanded investigation into the construction of a 41-mile pipeline in Vermont. (VT Digger)

NUCLEAR: FirstEnergy Corp. will shutter a nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania and two others in Ohio by 2021. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Two New York counties partner on a $45 million organic waste facility that will convert waste from its treatments plants into heat and power for the new facility. (Albany Times Union)

COMMENTARY: Pennsylvania officials should hire an outside agency to conduct an independent, risk assessment study of the embattled Mariner East 2 pipeline project, says an editorial. (The Reporter)

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