Northeast Energy News

New Jersey approves largest U.S. offshore wind farm

OFFSHORE WIND: New Jersey selected the developer of a 1.1 GW offshore wind farm off its coast, with work expected to begin in 2022. (Asbury Park Press)

The energy cost of the New Jersey project is significantly lower than estimates for other projects proposed along the East Coast. (NJ Spotlight)
Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey toured the former Brayton Point power plant site that is proposed to become an offshore wind hub. (Herald News)

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UTILITIES: A newspaper investigation says that Central Maine Power mishandled and misrepresented the rollout of a new billing system in 2017 that adversely impacted 100,000 customers. (Press Herald)

FRACKING: Two physicians organizations that have studied peer-reviewed literature say that it is impossible to frack natural gas without negatively impacting human health. (Environmental Health News)

OIL & GAS: Federal authorities have begun an investigation of the cause of a massive fire and explosion at a Philadelphia oil refinery. (WHYY)

The developer of a transmission line in Pennsylvania and Maryland has postponed public hearings on the project until August as it holds discussion with stakeholders. (Herald-Mail)
The Rhode Island Senate passed a bill to create a commission to study the condition of the state’s energy infrastructure. (WhatUp Newp)
Work on the Seacoast Reliability Project is under way despite a pending appeal before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. (Seacoastonline)

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• The veto of the net metering law in New Hampshire is preventing a town from becoming the first net-zero energy community in the state, officials say. (Union Leader)
• The developer of a 3 MW, $6 million project say its completion is dependent on the legislature overriding Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto. (Seacoastonline)

New York instantly became a global leader in confronting climate change but implementing its new law will take years of sustained effort, an activist says. (Daily News)
A city councilor in New Hampshire says residents cannot assume the Northern Pass power line project is over and the state must finally end it. (Concord Monitor)

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