Northeast Energy News

New York announces $1.4 billion in renewable energy projects

RENEWABLE ENERGY: Twenty-six large-scale renewable energy projects totaling $1.4 billion have been selected to help New York meets its clean energy goals. (Platts)

ALSO: A week-long event in New Hampshire will highlight how clean energy programs can build the local economy. (New Hampshire Union Leader)

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WIND: The Boston Red Sox is partnering with an offshore wind energy company to help expand its sustainability projects at Fenway Park. (Cape Cod Times)

POLICY: Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, the new chair of the Coalition of Northeastern Governors, plans to launch a regional Energy Affordability Initiative. (Associated Press)

GRID: A natural gas microgrid may soon be powering the Pittsburgh International Airport. (TribLive)

SOLAR:
• Potential ideas to increase Pennsylvania’s use of solar energy were discussed during a meeting that included solar industry representatives, clean energy groups and state officials. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)
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Tucked into a controversial New Jersey nuclear subsidy bill is a provision to establish a community solar program. (NJ Spotlight)

TRANSMISSION:
• Developers and opponents of a Pennsylvania transmission line are arguing over when to schedule hearings before state regulators. (Chambersburg Public Opinion)
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New Hampshire regulators plan to meet today to consider an appeal by developers of the Northern Pass transmission project; a Maine project remains on the table as an alternative. (New Hampshire Public Radio, Bangor Daily News)

CARBON PRICING: Both chambers in the New York statehouse are discussing enacting carbon tax legislation. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

OIL AND GAS:
• New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Trump administration’s plan to allow offshore drilling along the Atlantic coast is a “really really dumb idea.” (The Hill)
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and federal lawmakers make a last-ditch effort to convince the administration that its offshore drilling plan would harm the state’s economy. (NJ.com)

PIPELINES:
• New Hampshire regulators are permitting the construction of a natural gas pipeline but under stringent terms. (Valley News)
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Hunterdon County officials in New Jersey have joined the legal fight to stop PennEast from acquiring private property through eminent domain for its pipeline project. (CentralJersey.com)
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Protestors rallied against a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run along the Staten Island coast. (Bedford + Bowery)

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