Northeast Energy News

New Jersey says pipeline environmental permit lacks details

PIPELINES: New Jersey environmental officials say the PennEast pipeline permit applications are incomplete and developers have 30 days to submit required information on wetland mitigation and other requirements. (NJ Spotlight)

ALSO:
A New Jersey county again expresses its opposition to the PennEast pipeline, saying it cannot meet the state’s environmental standards. (Bridgewater Courier News)
The Williams Co. has completed an upgrade to 10.3 miles of pipeline in New Jersey that expands natural gas capacity. (Daily Energy Insider)

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TRANSPORTATION: Advocates say a regional cap-and-trade program for transportation emissions must include its impact on low-income communities. (Energy News Network)

NUCLEAR: A nuclear watchdog group will contest a license amendment for the Seabrook power station, saying a plan to prevent concrete degradation is inadequate. (SouthCoastToday) 

UTILITIES: Work has started on a blueprint for a new renewable energy utility in Rhode Island with its release set for Nov. 1. (UpriseRI)

TRANSMISSION: Another Maine town voiced its opposition to a proposed power line from Canada in a straw poll this week. (Bangor Daily News)

STORAGE: Vermont regulators will investigate the potential risks and benefits of a home battery storage program that already has 2,000 participants and could be expanded. (VT Digger)

CLIMATE CHANGE: A new report says the success of climate change initiatives requires that the impact on disadvantaged communities is considered. (NJ Spotlight)

OFFSHORE WIND: A Massachusetts evaluation team has released the names and some details about the three bidders to the state’s second solicitation for offshore wind. (SouthCoastToday)

BIOMASS: A Vermont economic development agency will study converting a factory from natural gas to biomass power. (VT Digger)

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EFFICIENCY: A Vermont city enduring a housing crunch is considering requiring energy efficiency upgrades in rental units. (VT Digger)

COMMENTARY:
Clean energy advocates say the continued success of Massachusetts’ solar industry requires an expansion and refinement of current policies. (CommonWealth Magazine)
A New York legislator urges Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that will ensure the financial viability of existing renewable energy resources currently ineligible for state subsidies. (Albany Times Union)
An environmental foundation says the recent rejection of a solar project in a Maryland forest shows the state needs clearer guidelines on where such projects can be built. (Maryland Matters)

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