Northeast Energy News

Net metering cap increase vetoed in New Hampshire

SOLAR: New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu vetoes a solar energy bill that would have raised the state’s net metering cap from 1 MW to 5 MW, arguing it would raise costs for all ratepayers. (Concord Monitor)

ALSO:
New York regulators contemplate a monthly fee of about $6 for homeowners’ solar systems to fund several clean energy initiatives. (Bloomberg)
Eversource submits a proposal to New Hampshire regulators for a program to support up to 20 MW of community solar projects. (Londonderry News)

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TRANSMISSION:
Burying the Clean Energy Connect transmission line in Maine is impractical and too expensive, the project’s developer says. (Energy News Network)
Central Maine Power mailers tout its transmission project with contradictory job claims the company says are based on different criteria. (Sun Journal)

WIND: After a second offshore wind solicitation last week, Massachusetts may consider future bids that are open to other sources of clean energy. (South Coast Today)

OIL & GAS:
• A pro-gas coalition highlights the benefits of current taxes on the industry and pans Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s efforts to increase them. (Pennsylvania Business Report)
• Natural gas production in Pennsylvania increased nearly 15% in the first quarter compared to a year ago. (TribLive)
• A Massachusetts legislative committee will consider a bill to ban offshore drilling in opposition to a Trump administration proposal. (Salem News)

PIPELINES:
• New York officials appeal a federal agency’s ruling that the state’s denial of a water quality permit for a proposed pipeline in western New York missed a filing deadline. (Buffalo News)
• As a proposed pipeline in eastern Pennsylvania gains state approvals, local officials turn to county zoning ordinances to attempt to stop it. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

NUCLEAR: The closed Oyster Creek nuclear plant in New Jersey will hold the final test of its emergency warning sirens today at noon. (Associated Press)

STORAGE: National Grid installs its first storage system in New York, a 2 MW battery north of Syracuse. (Times Union)

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CLIMATE: A think tank sues Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey for records related to her climate change lawsuit against ExxonMobil. (Boston Herald)

COMMENTARY: Clean energy advocates say New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s plan to import Canadian hydropower runs counter to state energy policy and doesn’t satisfy the city’s requirements to acquire renewable energy. (Crain’s New York Business)

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