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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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POWER PLANTS:
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)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• 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)

SOLAR:
• 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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