Northeast Energy News

New Jersey town seeks answers on nuclear waste

NUCLEAR: A New Jersey town that’s home to the shuttered Oyster Creek nuclear plant asks federal regulators for a public hearing on plans for the facility’s radioactive waste. (Associated Press)

A community college in central Connecticut unveils a 355-panel solar project that is projected to save the campus $11,000 per year over the next 20 years. (Greenwich Time)
Developers are commissioned to build a rooftop community solar array in Brooklyn that will be the first cooperatively-owned project of its kind in New York State. (news release)
A school board in southwest Vermont scraps plans to buy solar power from a 150 kW array planned for a capped landfill. (Bennington Banner)

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EFFICIENCY: Augusta, Maine, plans to buy nearly 2,000 streetlights that it currently leases from Central Maine Power and convert them to LEDs, which could save the city up to $300,000 a year in energy costs. (Kennebec Journal)

RENEWABLES: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy touts the state’s renewable energy plans during a keynote address at Princeton University. (Princeton University)

TRANSPORTATION: Connecticut has installed two commercial refueling stations for hydrogen vehicles and is incentivizing hydrogen-car purchases with a $5,000 rebate. (Hartford Business Journal)

NATURAL GAS: A court allows the development of four fracking sites in southeastern Pennsylvania to continue. (Tribune-Review)

POWER PLANTS: Residents of a town in New York’s Finger Lakes region speak out against plans to convert a coal-burning plant to natural gas. (The Ithaca Voice)

UTILITIES: Columbia Gas will provide 20,000 Thanksgiving dinners to residents who cannot return to their homes outside Boston due to a series of natural gas explosions in September. (Associated Press)

PIPELINES: A U.S. district judge postpones a ruling on whether to allow a pipeline developer to use eminent domain to build a controversial natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. (News 12)

ADVOCACY: New Jersey climate activists are fasting to convince Gov. Phil Murphy to block permits for new fossil fuel projects. (NJTV News)

REGULATION: Federal energy regulators approve a plan that could reduce capacity prices in New England. (RTO Insider)

CAP-AND-TRADE: Eight northeast states are looking to introduce their own cap-and-trade legislation, which may fare better than a failed carbon pricing ballot initiative in Washington state. (ThinkProgress)

COMMENTARY: The decommissioning of Massachusetts’ Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station must be done properly, with “no cutting corners, no substandard materials, no shoddy work,” says the editorial board of The Patriot Ledger.

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