Northeast Energy News

New Jersey utility seeks $900 million in nuclear subsidies

NUCLEAR: In a massive filing consisting of nearly 200 boxes of documents, a New Jersey utility files for $900 million in public subsidies to keep its nuclear units operating. (NJ Spotlight)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
Massachusetts will begin shrinking electric vehicle rebates in an effort to stretch program dollars further. (Energy News Network)
Maine announces plans for a string of high-speed electric vehicle charging stations from the state’s southern border to Quebec. (Portland Press Herald)

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WIND:
After being rejected by New Jersey regulators for a third time, developers of a proposed offshore wind farm are coming back with bigger plans. (NJ Spotlight)
Cape Cod’s largest environmental group announces support for an offshore wind farm, saying the urgency of addressing climate change outweighs other concerns. (Cape Cod Times)

CLEAN ECONOMY: A new report finds Massachusetts added 1,500 new clean energy jobs in 2017, despite losses in the solar sector. (MassLive)

GRID: Connecticut regulators clear three utilities of wrongdoing after an environmental group claimed mismanagement drove up natural gas prices; FERC issued a similar ruling in February. (New Haven Register)

SOLAR:
Work begins on a 1.3 MW solar array at a Maryland wastewater treatment plant. (Frederick News-Post)
A new report attempts to track all the solar installations in New Hampshire, finding 652. (Granite Geek)

UTILITIES: Massachusetts regulators put new safety standards in place for National Grid’s replacement workers amid a labor dispute. (MassLive)

PIPELINES:
A Pennsylvania county prosecutor opens a criminal investigation into construction of the Mariner East pipelines, which has been blamed for numerous sinkholes and other incidents. (Associated Press)
Local, state and federal officials join New Jersey landowners pushing back on a judge’s decision allowing developers of the PennEast pipeline access to private property. (MyCentralJersey)
Pennsylvania investigators say they haven’t declared a segment of the Mariner East pipeline safe, saying developers are mischaracterizing their position. (WHYY)

NATURAL GAS:
Amid steps forward on clean energy, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has remained quiet on a proposed new natural gas plant. (NorthJersey.com)
A worker dies after suffering severe burns in an explosion at a Pennsylvania natural gas facility last week. (Associated Press)
A Massachusetts town delays a decision on extending natural gas service to a marijuana growing facility. (Worcester Telegram)

CLIMATE: A new report says that after five years, Rhode Island’s climate task force isn’t fulfilling its objectives. (ecoRI)

RENEWABLES: A Massachusetts city is awarded a $75,000 grant to explore teaming up with neighboring communities to purchase clean energy. (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

EFFICIENCY: Nonprofits and government groups seek to improve energy efficiency in rural Maine. (Maine Public)

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