Northeast Energy News

New Hampshire’s capital adopts 100 percent renewable energy goal

RENEWABLES: Concord, New Hampshire’s city council unanimously passes a 100 percent renewable energy goal. (North American Windpower)

SOLAR: A 1.5 MW community solar project is completed outside Dover, Delaware. (Smyrna-Clayton Sun-Times)

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STORAGE: New York could increase its energy storage target to 3 GW by 2030, according to several experts. (Utility Dive)

BIOFUEL: An environmental group wants New York City to convert its diesel trucks to run off renewable natural gas. (Waste 360)

• Biomass energy advocates try to convince New Hampshire legislators to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of a bill that would have helped the industry. (Laconia Daily Sun)
• A Baltimore startup is developing a low-emission combustion system that turns poultry waste into biomass energy for farmers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. ( Baltimore)

TRANSPORTATION: New York will award up to $5 million for proposals that improve the state’s public transit and reduce emissions. (DailyEnergyInsider)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Vermont’s Public Utility Commission begins an investigation into how the state can promote electric vehicle ownership. (VT Digger)

POLLUTION: A decrease in air pollution from coal-fired power plants has led to a rebound of red spruce trees in the Northeast, according to a new study. (Associated Press)

• FERC issues a favorable environmental assessment for a natural gas pipeline that would run from northwest Pennsylvania to northeast Ohio. (Natural Gas Intelligence)
• FERC approves Millennium Pipeline’s request to begin service on a natural gas pipeline project 65 miles northwest of New York City. (Reuters)
• A 12-inch pipeline that Sunoco is converting to transport natural gas liquids through Pennsylvania is the same line that leaked gasoline into a creek last month. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)
• Two demonstrators are arrested in Pennsylvania for blocking construction of Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline. (Daily Local News)

FRACKING: Southwestern Energy asks the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to decide if a rule that excludes drillers from certain  trespass liability applies to fracked wells. (Natural Gas Intel)

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