Northeast Energy News

New Jersey power plant sites could provide offshore wind connections

An offshore wind developer says two power plant sites on New Jersey’s coast could enable it to connect to the grid. (Press of Atlantic City)
A Rhode Island utility’s offshore wind contract is expected to benefit neighboring states, too. (Providence Business News)

GRID: A new analysis explores how much storage would be needed for the Northeast grid to run on 100 percent renewable energy. (InsideClimate News)

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Eversource says it will bring 62 MW of new solar capacity online this year. (
An outdoor supply store in Maine installs a 62 kW solar array. (news release)

CLEAN ENERGY: As New York’s state university system pushes for clean energy, advocates question its chancellor’s highly paid position on the board of a company that operates a coal plant in Puerto Rico. (Albany Times-Union)

UTILITIES: A small independent power company in rural New York offers customers an option to connect to local renewable energy. (Adirondack Daily Enterprise)

An offshore natural gas barge helped keep energy prices down in New England during a recent cold snap. (Hartford Courant)
An industry group says 10 communities in Massachusetts have stopped adding new natural gas connections because of supply constraints. (State House News Service)

PIPELINES: The Supreme Court declines to hear a case brought by a group of Catholic nuns who argued the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline in Pennsylvania hindered their religious freedom. (E&E News, subscription)

BIOENERGY: A proposed $22 million facility on Long Island would convert food waste into natural gas. (Government Technology)

TECHNOLOGY: A Maine company wins a Department of Energy grant to develop geothermal technology. (Portland Press Herald)

ADVOCACY: Maine high school students are pushing to cut carbon emissions from their schools. (The Forecaster)

A New Hampshire newspaper editorial praises “real and quantifiable action” being taken to fight climate change. (Seacoast Online)
A Massachusetts taxpayers’ group outlines steps toward a more climate resilient transportation system. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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