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New York loses climate suit against Exxon

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CLIMATE: A New York judge rules that Exxon did not defraud shareholders by minimizing the risks of climate change, as the state alleged in a civil suit. (New York Times)

ALSO: Massachusetts officials say their similar suit may avoid the same fate because it adds a consumer fraud component to the complaint. (E&E News, subscription)

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A new national study finds black and low-income people face the highest risk of death from fine particle pollution from power plants. (Energy News Network)
A $1 billion 1,050 MW gas-fired power plant in Pennsylvania is now in full commercial operation. (WJAC)
The plant is completed several months early and could lower winter power prices in its PJM zone. (Platts)

• A town council in Delaware officially opposes a proposed state deal with an offshore wind developer to use a park as its land-based interconnection. (The Dispatch)
• Longshoremen at a Connecticut port will be laid off for up to two years as work begins on converting the facility into a staging area for offshore wind development. (The Day)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Massachusetts coalition calls on the state to switch to electric buses. (USpirgs)

EFFICIENCY: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signs a law requiring stricter efficiency standards for large commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet. (WHYY)

MICROGRIDS: The Philadelphia Navy Yard was an abandoned site without electricity and is now a thriving commercial center powered by a microgrid. (Microgrid Knowledge)

• A group opposed to a solar project in southeastern Connecticut is now asking state siting officials to require stricter standards on another project. (The Day)
• Five Maine businesses win federal grants from an agricultural program to convert to renewable energy sources. (Portland Press Herald)

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TRANSMISSION: U.S. Rep. Jared Golden says he is “not sold” on the power line from Canada that will cross his Maine district, but is awaiting more information. (Sun Journal)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: Republicans who want to advocate for renewable energy are meeting in Pennsylvania’s capital this week. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

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