Northeast Energy News

Offshore wind developers try again in New Jersey, Massachusetts

WIND: Developers make a third request for New Jersey regulators to approve a 25 MW wind pilot project off the coast of Atlantic City. (NJ Spotlight, Press of Atlantic City)

MORE: Developers are reconfiguring a proposal for an offshore wind farm in Massachusetts and plan to submit it to the federal government in early 2019. (Cape Cod Times)

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EMISSIONS: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo calls for mandatory emissions restrictions as part of a plan to remake the state’s energy system. (Providence Journal)

SOLAR:
• Vermont utility Green Mountain Power says net-metered solar capacity in its service area grew from under 10 MW in 2012 to over 150 MW today. (PV Magazine)
• Developers complete a 3.1 MW, state-funded solar array on Staten Island. (New York Real Estate Journal)
• Coastal Maine residents approve a proposal to construct a 500-panel solar array at a closed landfill. (Bangor Daily News)
• A developer receives a lease extension to build a 20 MW solar project on a closed landfill in central Maine. (Morning Sentinel)
• A county executive in Maryland announces legislation to strengthen approval requirements for community and utility-scale solar projects. (Baltimore Sun)

PIPELINES:
• Federal regulators who overruled New York’s decision to deny water quality permits for the Northern Pass natural gas pipeline say they won’t reconsider. (Utility Dive)
• Possible explosions and leaks are among the concerns residents have about new fossil fuel pipelines being built in western Pennsylvania. (PublicSource)

OIL & GAS: The American Petroleum Institute says New York’s decision to deny an air quality permit renewal for a gas-powered plant unfairly targets poor communities. (Oilprice.com)

POLITICS: New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon wants to invest $7 billion in renewable energy jobs using funding from companies responsible for carbon emissions. (Associated Press)

UTILITIES: An expert tells New Jersey regulators not to approve a utility’s request for “revenue decoupling,’’ which separates utility revenues from electricity sales. (NJ Spotlight)

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TRANSMISSION: Political pressure mounts to stop construction of a $320 million power line that would traverse 45 miles in Pennsylvania and Maryland. (York Dispatch)

COMMENTARY: Vermont should put a price on carbon pollution to help reduce emissions from heating fuel use and the transportation sector, says a state legislator. (VT Digger)

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