Northeast Energy News

Nuclear subsidy bill in New Jersey advances

NUCLEAR: A proposed bill that provides subsidies to nuclear power plants in New Jersey has advanced out of a pair of committees. (NJ Spotlight)

SOLAR:
For a third straight year, the Maine House has upheld Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a solar energy bill. (Portland Press Herald)
A Massachusetts town has voted to allow the construction of solar farms outside of industrial-zoned areas – finally putting an end to a long debate over the issue. (The Reminder)
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A 20-megawatt solar farm in Maryland may become a casualty of FirstEnergy’s bankruptcy. (Bloomberg)

EMISSIONS: Fifteen attorneys general, several from the northeast, have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for not controlling methane emissions. (The Hill)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: A retired coal plant in Massachusetts is expected to play a pivotal role in the offshore wind industry in the Northeast. (Forbes)

ENERGY STORAGE: After a slow start, Green Mountain Power expects to deploy all its Powerwalls by the end of year. (Electrek)

GRID: Connecticut lawmakers launch their first-ever technical conference on grid modernization. (RTO Insider)

WIND: Ocean City, Maryland officials want to continue to explore options on pushing back a wind energy project farther from shore. (The Dispatch)

NATURAL GAS: An environmental group plans a legal challenge to a proposed New York natural gas plant over ties to a state official convicted of bribery. (Journal News)

PIPELINES:
Vermont regulators plan an independent review into the construction of a 41-mile natural gas pipeline after allegations of shoddy work surfaced. (Vermont Public Radio)
Sixty-three landowners are fighting a pipeline developer in federal court from taking part of their land via eminent domain. (NJ Spotlight)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Kinderhook, New York officials are considering installing a charging station for electric cars aimed in part to attract tourists. (Hudson Valley 360)

UTILITIES:
Lake Placid, New York officials are considering putting a months-long moratorium on cryptomines due to their high electricity consumption. (Adirondack Daily Times)
President Trump said Thursday his administration is considering FirstEnergy’s request to save coal and nuclear plants from closing in the northeast region of the country. (Crain’s Cleveland Business)

COMMENTARY: Pennsylvania’s nuclear power plants, which provide clean energy, are at risk without reforms at both the federal and state levels, says an advocacy group co-chair. (PennLive.com)

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