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)

***SPONSORED LINK: The IPF (April 3-6) is the # 1 technical conference for offshore wind in the United States. Register and network (WindMatch) with the industry’s global experts, generate business opportunities and be part of the U.S. supply chain.***

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)

• 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)
Tucked into a controversial New Jersey nuclear subsidy bill is a provision to establish a community solar program. (NJ Spotlight)

• Developers and opponents of a Pennsylvania transmission line are arguing over when to schedule hearings before state regulators. (Chambersburg Public Opinion)
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)

• 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)
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. (

• New Hampshire regulators are permitting the construction of a natural gas pipeline but under stringent terms. (Valley News)
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. (
Protestors rallied against a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run along the Staten Island coast. (Bedford + Bowery)

Comments are closed.