Northeast Energy News

New York clean energy development faces hurdles

WIND: The inability to develop a wind project on a nearly abandoned island in upstate New York shows the difficulty the state could face in achieving its clean energy goals. (New York Times)

ALSO:
Vineyard Wind will move three turbines to give more room for fishing vessels to navigate south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts. (Cape Cod Times)
A quasi-public agency in Rhode Island is considering $1.9 million in tax incentives for a British firm that services wind turbines to locate its U.S. operations in the state. (Providence Business News)

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POWER PLANTS:
New Jersey based PSEG Power is selling its interest in two Pennsylvania coal plants as its nears its exit from that power source. (NJ Spotlight)
The rejection of a proposed power plant in Rhode Island last week was the first time the state’s siting board denied a plant a permit. (ecoRI)

FRACKING: An industry executive who led one of the companies that helped create the shale gas boom called the technology an “unmitigated disaster” for investors. (Oilprice.com)

OIL & GAS:
The Philadelphia oil refinery rocked by explosions last week has a long history of fires and accidents over its more than a century existence. (Billypenn)
The current owner of the facility may not have the financial resources to finance repairs needed after the explosion. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Gasoline prices from Maine to Delaware are expected to rise due to a disruption in supplies for the East Coast. (Bloomberg)

TRANSPORTATION: A rebate program for low-emissions vehicles in Massachusetts is running out of money so the state will stop accepting applications on Sept. 30. (Salem News)

PIPELINES: Massachusetts’ former energy secretary was participating in meetings for a controversial compressor station while he was negotiating a job with the project’s consultant. (DeSmog)

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SOLAR: A New Hampshire town has put two solar projects on hold that would have qualified under a vetoed expansion of the state’s net metering cap. (Seacoastonline)

COMMENTARY:
• Maine’s Public Advocate says a telephone company merger and money from a proposed power line from Canada would solve the state’s broadband access crisis. (Press Herald)
• A manufacturing executive in upstate New York says the state’s climate law will add excessive costs and threatens the future of the economy and his company. (The Daily News)

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