Northeast Energy News

New Hampshire energy plan to prioritize efficiency to lower costs

POLICY: New Hampshire updates its energy plan to focus on lowering costs for consumers, with an emphasis on efficiency and moving away from subsidizing renewables. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

TRANSMISSION:
New Hampshire regulators have scheduled a new hearing for the $1.6 billion Northern Pass project after rejecting a permit for the project last month. (Associated Press)
Opponents of a planned Pennsylvania transmission line question a study touting the economic benefits of the project. (York Dispatch)
The PJM Interconnection says plans for a Delaware transmission project should not be revised in response to threats to close power plants. (RTO Insider)

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SMART GRID: A new multi-phase sensor network in New York will monitor power plants, substations, and transmission lines to make the grid more resilient. (Niagara Gazette)

STORAGE:
A new report says a Vermont utility’s distributed energy efforts will have to scale up significantly to meet state clean energy targets. (Greentech Media)
An energy company will start construction on two battery storage systems in New Jersey. (Clean Technology Business Review)

TRANSPORTATION: In some Northeast states, cars emit twice as much carbon pollution as the power sector, but little is being done to address it. (E&E News)

PIPELINES:
Pennsylvania regulators have set up a $12.6 million grant program using Mariner East 2 fines, which will fund projects that reduce or minimize pollution and protect clean water. (Tribune Review)
Pennsylvania regulators will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the construction of the Mariner East pipelines at two sites in Chester County. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

FRACKING: A Pennsylvania superior court is being asked to reconsider a decision it made calling fracking at an adjacent location trespassing. (Kallanish Energy)

CLEAN ENERGY: SUNY Oswego has signed on to help launch a 21-college, clean-energy buying consortium. (SUNY Oswego)

WIND: Developers of a proposed wind farm off New Jersey’s coast may opt for larger turbines than previously planned. (Renewables Now)

UTILITIES: Waltham, Massachusetts officials are considering participating in an electricity aggregation plan that could provide residential customers with savings. (Wicked Local)

COMMENTARY:
Maine leaders need to do more to prepare the state for the impending electric car revolution, say two guest writers. (Bangor Daily News)
The Trump administration needs to work together with New York leaders to devise a realistic wind energy plan, says an editorial. (Newsday)
New Yorkers should support a bill that offers a path for the state to transition to a renewable energy economy by 2030, say two guest columnists. (Buffalo News)
New Hampshire lawmakers should reject a bill that provides subsidies to biomass plants since the money goes to foreign corporations, says a former state house speaker. (Concord Monitor)
Rhode Island needs more natural gas infrastructure and plants to power the state, renewable energy is not enough, says an editorial. (Providence Journal)

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