Northeast Energy News

New Jersey power plant sites could provide offshore wind connections

WIND:
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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SOLAR:
Eversource says it will bring 62 MW of new solar capacity online this year. (CapeCod.com)
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)

NATURAL GAS:
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)

COMMENTARY:
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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