Northeast Energy News

Net metering in question in Connecticut as energy bill advances

POLICY: Connecticut lawmakers move a clean energy bill out of committee but many still oppose a provision that would eliminate net metering. (Connecticut Post)

UTILITIES: FirstEnergy Corp. on Thursday petitioned the Trump administration for an emergency order to save coal and nuclear power plants from closing in the northeast region of the country; the request is being criticized by energy groups and environmentalists. (The Hill)

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• A second brewery in Stowe, Vermont plans to build a solar array on its property. (Stowe Reporter)
• The construction of community solar farms is increasing in New York – with a few hundred in development. (Albany Times Union)

• A clean energy manufacturing institute in Rochester, New York has received funds as part of the omnibus spending bill recently passed by Congress. (Daily Energy Insider)
A coalition of clergy are urging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support clean energy instead of natural gas generation for a planned microgrid. (Albany Times Union)

• A Pennsylvania judge is recommending that state regulators reject a plan to allow a segment of the Laurel Pipeline to reverse the flow of its refined gas. (Pittsburgh Business Times)
Opponents of the Potomac pipeline project in Maryland are hoping an emergency bill can stop the project. (Herald-Mail Media)

TRANSMISSION: Pennsylvania regulators have scheduled hearings in Franklin and York counties to gather comments about the Transource power line project. (Herald-Mail Media)

CLIMATE: A majority of Pennsylvania voters agree that the effects of climate change are happening now and that the state should do more to address them. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

• A guest columnist says public policy needs to anticipate the clean technological advances that are coming, such as an increase in electric vehicles. (New Hampshire Business Review)
New Jersey lawmakers should demand PSEG open its books before making a decision to approve subsidies for nuclear power plants, says a guest columnist. (

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