Northeast Energy News

Offshore wind developer proposes another 2,500 MW for New York

OFFSHORE WIND: A Norwegian conglomerate that already has been awarded an offshore wind contract proposes another 2,500 MW in response to a solicitation from New York. (Newsday)

ALSO: A developer proposing an offshore wind hub at a Hudson River town in New York withdraws its application after getting a lukewarm reception from some community officials. (The Examiner)

SOLAR:
A new report using geospatial analysis shows there are enough brownfield and large rooftop sites for Maryland to meet its solar energy goals. (Solar Power World)
A solar developer will build eight projects in Maine totaling 55 MW after it wins a solicitation from a consortium of large energy users. (news release)
A 6.7 MW community solar project in upstate New York draws opposition from neighbors who fear declining property values, even though the project will be hidden from view by trees. (Albany Times Union)

FRACKING: Some Pennsylvania activists say strict enforcement of laws already on the books is a more effective way of regulating fracking than an outright ban. (E&E News, subscription required)

MICROGRIDS: An organization focused on bringing microgrids to vulnerable communities will have one of its first two projects in Baltimore. (Microgrid Knowledge) 

TECHNOLOGY: A tidal energy company may install turbines in New York City this week, though the technology remains far more expensive than wind or solar. (Greentech Media)

TRANSMISSION: Maine regulators give final approval of a Central Maine Power spinoff to own and operate a power line to import Canadian hydropower. (Maine Public)

POLITICS: Declining employment and the failure of President Trump to bring back coal mining has not meant increased support for Democratic challenger Joe Biden in western Pennsylvania’s coal region. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

COMMENTARY:
• An editorial board says a recent exposé of the confusion over emergency response to any accident along the Mariner East pipeline shows an end to secrecy about the project is needed. (TribLIVE)
• An activist says the recent veto of a climate law in Vermont shows a lack of leadership by Gov. Phil Scott. (Brattleboro Reformer)

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