Northeast Energy News

New Jersey considers $5,000 rebates for electric cars

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A bill in New Jersey would offer rebates of up to $5,000 for electric vehicles as well as expanding charging infrastructure. (NJ Spotlight)

EPA: Attorneys general from Pennsylvania and 12 other states say a refinery explosion in Philadelphia earlier this year shows why the EPA should not roll back accident prevention standards. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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PIPELINES: A Boston regional planning agency is revisiting a study that supported construction of a compressor station after finding it was based on incomplete data. (Patriot Ledger)

SOLAR:
A wave of community solar projects in upstate New York, totalling more than 200 MW, are starting to come online. (Times Herald-Record)
Officials in a Rhode Island town reject a zoning change that would have allowed a 26-acre solar project. (Westerly Sun)
• Washington, D.C., grapples with how to incorporate solar panels into historic neighborhoods as the city looks to ramp up renewables. (E&E News, subscription)
Penn State University breaks ground on a 70 MW solar farm. (Pennsylvania Business Report)
The mayor of West Hartford, Connecticut, activates a solar array atop city hall. (we-ha.com)

WIND: A libertarian think tank claims a proposed Delaware offshore wind farm will harm tourism but may be misrepresenting research on the topic. (Cape Gazette)

GRID: A Vermont cooperative unveils its first grid-scale battery storage project. (news release)

EFFICIENCY: Work begins on a development of affordable, net-zero homes in Rhode Island. (Providence Journal)

BIOFUEL: A cooperative will begin offering renewable natural gas to customers in the Philadelphia area. (WHYY)

UTILITIES: A judge rules the sale of a Pennsylvania utility to a multi-state “infrastructure company” is in the public interest, but critics question whether the buyer has enough experience with natural gas. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) 

BIOMASS: Dartmouth University grapples with whether biomass should be part of the college’s climate plan. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

CLIMATE: Rhode Island has begun a formal study on carbon pricing. (ecoRI)

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