Northeast Energy News

Offshore wind company releases plan for largest development to date

OFFSHORE WIND: The first public meeting is held in New Jersey to discuss an 1,100 MW offshore wind farm slated to open in 2024, the largest proposed project to date. (Press of Atlantic City)

ALSO:
Connecticut’s nascent offshore wind industry could be hampered by a controversy at a state authority responsible for developing  port infrastructure. (CT Mirror)
A Massachusetts legislator and a company proposing a land-based storage facility for offshore wind are disappointed by a federal delay to Vineyard Wind but remain optimistic it will eventually be approved. (SouthCoastToday)

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EMISSIONS: A new study by university and federal researchers says methane leaks in Northeastern cities are much higher than previous estimates. (ecoRI)

NUCLEAR: Entergy completes the sale of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts to Holtec International days after federal regulators approved the license transfer. (CapeCodToday)

SOLAR:
• Western New York officials approve a 25-year lease at a former county landfill for a solar project that recently won a permit from a state siting board. (WETM)
• Three solar projects that are part of a Maryland community solar pilot program are now under construction. (Solar Builder)

CLEAN ENERGY: Maine legislators in a special session failed to place an energy and environment bond issue on the fall ballot. (WABI)

EFFICIENCY: Residents of a Vermont city question a law that requires an energy efficiency disclosure for properties that are listed for sale. (Times Argus)

HYDROPOWER: A western New York municipal utility signed a 21 year power contract with the New York Power Authority to continue receiving hydropower. (Post-Journal) 

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SUSTAINABILITY: A national sustainability organization ranked the efforts of colleges and universities, and four of the top five baccalaureate winners are based in the Northeast. (ACEEE)

COMMENTARY: A town official says Maine took important climate action this year but residents need to lobby for more sweeping actions at the federal level to preserve the lifestyle and economy state residents are accustomed to. (Bangor Daily News)

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