Northeast Energy News

Offshore wind farm will connect at closed New Jersey nuclear plant

OFFSHORE WIND: New Jersey regulators approve the transmission interconnection of a proposed 1,100 MW offshore wind farm 15 miles from Atlantic City at a closed nuclear power plant. (NJ Spotlight)

ALSO: A large crowd turns out to a meeting to support a plan to adapt a Connecticut pier as a staging area for offshore wind development. (CT Examiner)

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EMISSIONS:
• A new report says emissions in states that belong to a Northeast compact fell 47% over the decade of its existence. (E&E News, subscription required)
• A group of Pennsylvania legislators seek support for a bill to block the state from imposing a carbon tax or joining regional efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Pittsburgh Business Times, subscription)
• Pennsylvania will hold a hearing on new methane emissions regulations three years after they were first proposed. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)
• A Massachusetts city that’s pledged to be carbon-neutral by 2050 will present a detailed plan by the end of the year to achieve the goal. (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
A new report from environmental researchers says Pennsylvania is squandering its chance to electrify its transportation sector with funds from the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)
Notables from New Hampshire sports, politics and media take part in a 250-mile, eight-stop rally across the state to promote awareness of electric vehicle access. (Union Leader)

REGULATION: Industry experts tell an energy conference that New York’s climate change initiatives create new complexities and unintended consequences for the sector. (Albany Times Union)

STORAGE: A New Jersey city rejects bids it received for a battery storage project and will seek new proposals. (Centraljersey.com)

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SOLAR: Johns Hopkins and other universities sign power contracts with a 175 MW solar project being built by Constellation Energy. (Solar Power World)

COMMENTARY:
• The Burlington Electric Department in Vermont says it can reach its goal to become a net-zero energy community by 2030 through implementing its roadmap. (VT Digger)
• A conservative political talk show host wonders what would happen to the jobs created in Pennsylvania if fracking was banned.  (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• An elected official in a New Hampshire city says the state legislature should override vetoes this week of bills that would increase the net metering cap and close a loophole to properly credit renewable energy development. (Keene Sentinel)
• An editorial board laments that a year after a fatal gas line explosion in Massachusetts, bills to tighten monitoring languish at the state capitol. (The Daily News)

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