Northeast Energy News

New York solar panel factory switching to ventilator production

SOLAR: Elon Musk says Tesla’s New York factory that fabricates solar panels will convert to manufacturing ventilators “as soon as is humanly possible.” (Energy Live News)

Oil & GAS: Pennsylvania regulators revoke a permit for an oil and gas wastewater well that a township had sought to ban. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

COAL: A labor union is seeking emergency rules to protect coal miners from the spread of COVID-19. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

STORAGE: Eversource nixes a proposed 1.7 MW battery storage project after New Hampshire regulators suggest expanding its scope. (Sentinel Source)

EMISSIONS: Emissions levels of two pollutants are down up to 30% from a year ago but New Jersey environmental officials say it is too soon to attribute that to stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic. (NJ Spotlight)

• Energy producers can apply to participate in supplying resources for the Massachusetts Clean Peak Standard in July. (Utility Dive)
• Clean energy legislation stalls in many states, including Maryland, as legislatures cut sessions short due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Utility Dive)

PIPELINES: Federal regulators decline to rehear their approval of a natural gas pipeline under the Potomac River in Maryland that is already paused by a federal court case. (Herald Mail)

TECHNOLOGY: New York awards grants to five teams to develop technologies to integrate renewable energy into the power grid. (Solar Power World)

• Activists say components of New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan must include job training in energy efficiency careers for low- and moderate-income residents. (NJ Spotlight)
• A natural gas proponent says Pennsylvania’ participation in a regional cap-and-trade emissions compact will raise electricity prices without providing promised environmental benefits. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

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