Northeast Energy News

New Jersey city joins climate battle with Big Oil

CLIMATE: Hoboken, New Jersey files suit in state court against Exxon and other oil companies alleging they knew of the harmful effects of burning fossil fuels on the climate. (InsideClimateNews)

PIPELINES: The battle in New Jersey over the PennEast pipeline may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court as parties await a filing from the federal government. (NJ Spotlight)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Public electric vehicle charging stations are appearing in a northern Maine county despite low levels of adoption so far. (Bangor Daily News)

SOLAR: An 80 MW solar array is planned for a former coal ash basin near a defunct power plant in northern Pennsylvania. (Pennlive.com)

FRACKING: A poll commissioned by Pennsylvania environmental groups shows two-thirds of state residents support stricter regulations of fracking. (PGH City Paper)

OFFSHORE WIND:
The Vineyard Wind project is among dozens of energy proposals the Interior Department sought to fast-track during the pandemic, according to a recently released document. (E&E News)
Orsted releases a virtual reality tour of what it says the 99 turbines it plans 15 miles from the New Jersey shore will look like. (NBC Philadelphia)

CLEAN ENERGY: Pennsylvania agricultural businesses are awarded $310,000 for upgrades in a federal program to promote clean energy in rural districts along with $320,000 for projects in Maine. (The Daily Item, Portland Press Herald) 

COMMENTARY:
The Natural Resources Defense Council says utility shutoffs must be delayed as regulators fail to assess their impact on low-income customers.
Environmental justice advocates urge the Massachusetts senate to remove biomass incentives from pending climate legislation as a proposed plant in Springfield would disproportionately harm low-income residents. (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

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