Northeast Energy News

New York governor endorses power line from Canada

TRANSMISSION: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo endorses a transmission line under development for several years that would deliver Canadian hydropower to New York City. (Financial Post)

REGULATIONS: Democratic attorneys general led by New York and California have been largely successful in lawsuits to halt Trump administration efforts to roll back Obama-era climate and environmental regulations. (E&E News)

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CLEAN ENERGY: A Maine technology association organizes virtual education programs to introduce students to clean energy concepts and technologies. (Energy News Network)

SOLAR:
A survey says the coronavirus pandemic has set back the New York solar industry six months to a year. (Albany Times Union)
A Connecticut solar farm that would power public colleges would require clear-cutting 15 acres of forest. (New Haven Independent)
After receiving inquiries from developers, a Maine town includes agricultural zones as potential solar sites as a way to enhance their financial stability. (Sun Journal)
Developers propose a 180 MW solar project on 1,600 acres in three northern New York towns. (North Country Now)

OIL AND GAS: Pennsylvania natural gas production grew 6.8% in the first quarter compared to a year earlier, the lowest rate since 2017. (Kallanish Energy)

GRID: New York power prices decline 45% from a year ago due to mild weather, efficiency and more behind-the-meter solar. (Platts)

STORAGE: Storage advocates see closed landfills as a new area for development of projects paired with solar energy. (Waste Dive)

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HYDROPOWER: Maine Gov. Janet Mills wants federal regulators to cede control over a hydropower dam that crosses the Canadian border so a new owner can preserve it. (Bangor Daily News)

COMMENTARY:
• An editorial board says local input provisions in New York’s renewable energy siting law are a “red herring” in a process that will override town government objections. (Sun Journal)
• A local official in New Jersey says a microgrid planned for Camden will prepare the city for emergencies like coronavirus by providing renewable power to essential services. (ROI-NJ)
• A New York environmentalist supports a bill that would require a phased-in divestment of fossil fuel investments in the state pension fund. (Buffalo News)

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