Northeast Energy News

Massachusetts nuclear waste to be moved to higher ground

NUCLEAR: The owner of Massachusetts’ only nuclear power plant will move the facility’s nuclear waste to higher ground to avoid the threat of sea-level rise. (Boston Globe)

New York and Minnesota are the only states to receive an “A” grade for their shared renewable energy programs, according to a national scorecard released by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. (news release)
A  New York-based clean energy developer raises $21 million to invest in solar, storage and other renewable energy projects. (Bloomberg)
Rhode Island municipalities consider whether farms should be allowed to host wind and solar projects without being subject to a land-use tax. (ecoRI News)

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NET ZERO: New York will offer $1 million to large real estate portfolio owners who are working to incorporate net zero buildings across their properties. (news release)

WIND: Discussions about offshore wind energy are surfacing in Delaware, where residents seem more open to the technology than in neighboring Maryland. (Delmarva Now)

SOLAR: A man in southeastern Pennsylvania is allowed to install rooftop solar panels after a year-long fight with his local zoning board. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

BIOMASS: Community, commercial and institutional buildings in Maine have saved $5.5 million in annual heating costs by switching from oil to wood heating, according to a new report. (news release)

PIPELINES: A Pennsylvania state legislator backs three school districts that are calling for a safety investigation of a 12-inch pipeline that Sunoco plans to use to transport natural gas liquids. (MyChesCo)

The family of a high school student who was killed in a series of natural gas explosions outside Boston last month plans to sue Columbia Gas. (Associated Press)
Green groups in New Jersey want to delay legislation for a statewide ban on fracking waste and push for a ban on fracking within the Delaware River Basin instead. (NJ Spotlight)

POLICY: Energy Secretary Rick Perry tells employees at a New Jersey nuclear manufacturing plant that the natural gas industry is “a fabulous blessing.” (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

POLITICS: Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont says he would increase funding for energy efficiency and the Connecticut Green Bank, which provides loans for the installation of solar panels. (Record-Journal)

COMMENTARY: ISO-New England needs to recognize the ways wholesale markets affect retail electricity prices, says a group of power associations. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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