Northeast Energy News

Northeast states join lawsuit against emission rollback

COAL: Ten Northeast states and the District of Columbia are among the 29 jurisdictions suing the U.S. EPA for easing restrictions on coal-fired power plant emissions. (Associated Press)

• Federal regulators who ordered an additional study for Vineyard Wind say the review will run into 2020, well past the developers’ targeted construction launch. (Commonwealth Magazine)
• A Rhode Island program that trains workers for offshore wind jobs co-sponsors an event in which turbine blade repairers show their rope climbing skills off a bridge. (Providence Journal)

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EMISSIONS: Stonyfield Organic becomes the first New Hampshire company to join a global business compact committed having its operations align with the Paris Accords. (Union Leader)

SOLAR: Solar advocates say Pennsylvania is falling behind in adoption of clean energy, and that pairing development with agriculture could reverse that trend. (NBC10)

• Meteorologists discuss how weather forecasts help utilities estimate wind and solar energy generation. (Albany Times Union)
• New York regulators are exploring how to align resource adequacy with the state’s commitment to renewable energy generation. (Utility Dive)

OIL & GAS: President Trump tours a western Pennsylvania petrochemical plant to tout his pro-energy development policies. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

PIPELINES: Elected officials and environmentalists continue a push to convince New Jersey regulators to deny permits for the PennEast pipeline. (NJTV)

• An advocate says New York’s Community Choice Aggregation program allows residents to promote clean energy by participating in a “buyer’s club.” (Albany Times Union)
• A New Hampshire forest advocate says Dartmouth College’s plan to convert to biomass heating will promote sustainability by providing a market for low-grade wood. (Valley News)
• The director of a Maryland nonprofit says the state made progress on clean energy legislation this year but must do much more to bring benefits to residents. (Maryland Matters) 

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