Northeast Energy News

New York governor announces ‘Green New Deal’

CLIMATE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces plans for a “Green New Deal” aimed at 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040. (Greentech Media)

ALSO: A new study finds Maryland would see the largest increase in carbon emissions under the Trump administration’s “Affordable Clean Energy” rule, with 17 other states also seeing higher emissions. (The Hill)

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WIND:
With a letter submitted to federal officials earlier this month, New Hampshire becomes the last coastal Northeast state to officially pursue offshore wind. (Energy News Network)
Developers of the Vineyard Wind project plan to release a compensation offer to the fishing industry today. (Providence Journal)
A Maine lawmaker says the results of Gov. Paul LePage’s wind energy panel shows the effort was “all bark and no bite.” (Associated Press)

NUCLEAR:
Federal regulators are expected to extend the operating license for the Seabrook nuclear plant through 2050. (New Hampshire Public Radio)
Decommissioning plans for the Pilgrim nuclear plant were presented to the public last night. (CapeCod.com)
Observers say “it’s difficult to ascertain whether progress is being made” in a Trump administration effort to revive the nuclear power industry. (E&E News)

SOLAR:
Officials in a Rhode Island city say a new solar project could save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars over the next 25 years. (Valley Breeze)
A solar developer plans a 5 MW array at a New Hampshire farm. (State House News Service)

OIL AND GAS:
While the federal government is shut down, multiple states are planning to challenge new offshore drilling rules. (Platts)
Massachusetts’ congressional delegates criticize Columbia Gas for sending backdated bills to customers affected by recent explosions. (Boston Globe)

PIPELINES:
New Jersey’s attorney general has filed an appeal challenging PennEast’s ability to use eminent domain for a pipeline project. (WFMZ)
The Pennsylvania Manufacturing Association says a lack of natural gas pipeline infrastructure is holding back economic development. (Pennsylvania Business Report)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: An advocacy group challenges a recent decision by New Jersey regulators to reduce renewable energy procurements. (Renewable Energy Magazine)

EFFICIENCY:
A Connecticut lawmaker wants New England to switch to the Atlantic Time Zone, which a 2017 study said could result in energy savings. (Associated Press)
A Connecticut community college expects new LED lighting will save $50,000 per year on energy costs. (The Bulletin)

COMMENTARY:
The Sierra Club says New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy isn’t moving aggressively enough on clean energy. (news release)
An opponent of a proposed Maine transmission line questions the environmental benefit of the project. (Portland Press Herald)

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