Northeast Energy News

New York seeks largest clean energy procurement in U.S history

CLEAN ENERGY: New York releases a solicitation for 4,000 MW for offshore wind and land-based clean energy, the largest ever by any state. (PV Magazine)

OFFSHORE WIND:
A new study says beachgoers are largely indifferent to offshore wind projects that are sited 10 miles or more from shore. (Energy News Network)
U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt visits Massachusetts officials and fishing interests to promote offshore wind development “in a way that works.” (CommonWealth Magazine)
Massachusetts elected representatives write to federal officials to decry delays in permitting of the Vineyard Wind project. (SouthCoastToday)

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UTILITIES: A bill to create a public authority in Maine to own and operate electric utilities in the state faces a key committee vote on Friday. (Portland Press Herald)

OIL & GAS:
The Massachusetts attorney general says state law preempts local laws seeking to ban new natural gas infrastructure in cities and buildings. (CommonWealth Magazine)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says “we’re not done yet” at a webinar when discussing criminal charges against oil and gas companies for alleged environmental violations. (Pittsburgh Business Times, subscription required)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: A Connecticut legislator proposes a stricter environmental justice law for siting polluting sources 12 years after one that passed has proved ineffectual. (InsideClimate News)

SOLAR: A central Connecticut city approves construction of a solar array with a 15-year lease at its former landfill. (Register Citizen)

TRANSPORTATION:
• Pennsylvania awards $2.1 million in grants for cleaner vehicles, including 32 in two western counties. (TribLIVE)
• Eversource installs three electric vehicle charging stations in an eastern Massachusetts town. (Framingham Source)

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EFFICIENCY: Commercial buildings in a western New York city are now able to access energy efficiency financing through a state program. (Finger Lakes Times)

MICROGRIDS: Work begins at a 23 MW combined solar and gas powered microgrid at Pittsburgh International Airport. (Power Engineering)

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