Northeast Energy News

New Jersey’s last coal power plant closing today

POWER PLANTS: The last remaining coal-fired power plant in New Jersey, whose owners scuttled a plan to convert to natural gas, is shutting down permanently today. (Press of Atlantic City)

CLIMATE CHANGE: Maine Gov. Janet Mills proposed a sweeping bill to create a state climate council, reduce emissions by 80% and commit to 100% renewable energy. (Bangor Daily News)

***SPONSORED LINK: Join SECC’s CEO Patty Durand, Direct Energy’s VP Jim Steffes and EPRI’s VP Mark McGranaghan at the Smart Home Energy Management Systems Conference, July 17-18 in Boston. A two-day event centered on finding solutions to stay competitive within the fast-changing HEMS supply chains & customers’ demand.***

• Massachusetts’ top energy and environmental official accepted a job at an environmental consultant that is working for a natural gas pipeline developer just months after a key project permit was issued. (DeSmog)
• Officials of an eastern Pennsylvania town want the Mariner East 2 pipeline shut down after a sinkhole appeared last week. (Daily Times)
• Reconfirmation of a Pennsylvania environmental official has been postponed while investigations of the Mariner East 2 pipeline are ongoing. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

NATURAL & GAS: Residents of a western Pennsylvania community blame fracking for contamination of their wells but state and federal environmental officials say elevated contaminants predated area drilling. (KDKA)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Two trash-burning facilities sued Baltimore in federal court claiming a city emissions law violated their constitutional rights by imposing extraordinarily low limits. (Courthouse News Service)

An analyst says solar energy has gotten so cheap it will weather the phasedown of the federal investment tax credit. (Greentech Media)
A suite of energy bills moved through a New Hampshire legislative committee with bipartisan support, including a net metering expansion similar to one Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed last year. (NHPR)

NUCLEAR: Private companies are stepping in to assist power plant owners as they run out of areas to store spent nuclear fuel. (Delaware Public Media)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Federal officials have designated eight transportation corridors in Maine that would be preferred locations for the eventual development of electric vehicle charging stations. (Mainebiz)

FUEL CELLS: Construction of a 7.4 MW fuel cell park at a Connecticut naval base has been delayed as additional blasting will be required to remove granite at the site. (The Day)

• The new president of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts says the company is committed to rebuilding public trust after last year’s fatal explosion. (Eagle Tribune)
• A former elected official on Long Island says the regional economy is at risk due to “irrational” opposition to natural gas pipelines. (Long Island Business News)

Comments are closed.