Northeast Energy News

Massachusetts pipeline bill could cut emissions in half

NATURAL GAS: A new report says Massachusetts legislation requiring more rapid repair of natural gas leaks could cut methane emissions from the state’s pipeline system by half. (WBUR)

ALSO:
• Pennsylvania environmental officials are investigating what could be the first water well contaminated by fracking in the county that includes Pittsburgh. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)
• Three suburban Philadelphia homeowners have settled their lawsuits against Sunoco for damages caused by construction of the Mariner East pipeline. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)
• A New Jersey utility is seeking approval to spend $500 million upgrading its natural gas system. (NJ Spotlight)

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY:
A proposal in Massachusetts would require an energy scorecard for homes before a sale. (Energy News Network)
A new community being built in Rhode Island claims to be the first net-zero energy neighborhood in the state. (WJAR)

TRANSMISSION:
Two Maine agencies have started a week-long public hearing on a transmission project to import Canadian hydropower with a focus on impacts to land, water, wildlife and scenery. (NewsCenterMaine)  
Two bills filed in the Maine Legislature in opposition to the Central Maine power transmission line would delay or possibly kill the project. (Maine Biz)

POWER PLANTS: An environmental organization criticized a plan that may bring four new natural gas plants to New Jersey and asked Gov. Phil Murphy to stop them. (Patch)

NUCLEAR: Public hearings are scheduled to begin next week on a bill to support Pennsylvania nuclear plants. (Press and Journal)

WIND: Stockton University and offshore wind developer Orsted have signed an agreement for research and academic support if the company wins a contract in New Jersey. (Press of Atlantic City)

SOLAR: A New Jersey school district marks completion of a $14.5 million rooftop solar project. (Paterson Times)

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TECHNOLOGY: A New Hampshire entrepreneur wants to develop a home energy system utilizing the same technology that was used on the Hubble space telescope. (Concord Monitor)

COMMENTARY:
• A group representing businesses and other large energy consumers says a Pennsylvania plan to rescue nuclear power plants is nothing more than a handout to wealthy corporations. (PennLive)
Officials from rural New York say state renewable energy policies usurp local land control and ignore concerns expressed by residents impacted by these projects. (Times Union)

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