Northeast Energy News

New Jersey to spend most of cap-and-trade proceeds on transportation

TRANSPORTATION: New Jersey will steer three-fourths of the $80 million it receives from a regional emissions compact toward electrifying the transportation sector. (NJ Spotlight)

CLEAN ENERGY:
• Momentum for clean energy in Maine was strong with new state incentives across many technologies, but much of that work has stalled due to coronavirus shutdowns. (Portland Press Herald)
Long Island sees a “lost spring” for clean energy development, so its utilities look to contractors to see what a recovery may look like after the pandemic passes. (Newsday)

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NUCLEAR: The fate of state-sponsored clean energy subsidies in PJM is a life-or-death question for the Beaver Valley nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

PIPELINES:
Massachusetts’ two U.S. senators write to the developer of a compressor station for details of its coronavirus preparations to protect its workers and the surrounding community. (Patriot Ledger)
Protesters against the partial reopening of construction of the Mariner East pipeline in Pennsylvania take to their cars to stage a rally to close project work. (Daily Local News)

OFFSHORE WIND: The developer of the former Brayton Point power plant in Massachusetts says wind energy companies are showing strong interest in using parts of the site as staging and construction areas when project development starts. (Herald News)

UTILITIES: Upstate New York utilities see changed usage patterns as commercial demand declines and more energy is required at residences. (WBFO)

TRANSMISSION: New England Clean Energy Connect adds another $7 million supply contract for temporary road mats for its Maine power line. (WABI)

COAL: A financial ratings agency says a Pennsylvania coal company and another that operates a mine there face bleak prospects this year due to coronavirus and weak demand. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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STORAGE: Advocates say a proposal by New Jersey regulators for efficiency and shaving peak demand ignores the role of energy storage. (PV Magazine)

COMMENTARY:
The head of a power generators association says essential workers in New England’s industry are up to the challenge of providing reliable electricity during the coronavirus pandemic. (Bangor Daily News)
The New Hampshire consumer advocate says Eversource will not discuss its insistence of more than a 10% guaranteed profit in its rate case before regulators as the state enters a recession. (InDepthNH)

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