Northeast Energy News

Ohio scandal revives debate over New Jersey nuclear subsidies

NUCLEAR: Opponents are reviving questions about New Jersey’s nuclear subsidies in the wake of a bribery scandal in Ohio. (NJ Spotlight)

CLIMATE: Exelon is working with startups to cut emissions and address climate impacts in the Baltimore area. (Technical.ly)

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TRANSMISSION: Opponents of a Maine transmission line say they still have not received requested information on police surveillance of their group. (Portland Press Herald)

SOLAR:
• A judge reverses a Rhode Island town’s denial of a permit for a solar array on a former turf farm. (Providence Journal)
• A New York school district is building a solar array on land that was originally intended for athletic fields. (Spectrum Local News)

EFFICIENCY: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces an effort to expand energy efficiency programs to 350,000 low- and middle-income households. (news release)

POWER PLANTS: A Nevada company hopes to revive a closed power plant in New Haven, Connecticut, but the city’s mayor says “we’re not interested in going back in time.” (New Haven Register) 

PIPELINES: PennEast pushes FERC to release an environmental assessment that was due July 10. (S&P Global)

BIOENERGY: A Delaware utility will purchase renewable natural gas from a biorefinery that uses chicken manure as a feedstock. (Delmarva Now)

WIND: An ocean advocacy group says it supports offshore wind but there are still some unanswered questions about impacts. (Cape May County Herald)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Mechanics in New York, New Hampshire and elsewhere are converting classic cars to run on electricity. (Autoweek)
• A Pennsylvania town uses a state grant to open two new public electric vehicle charging stations. (The Intelligencer)

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ACTIVISM: The push to close a Philadelphia refinery highlights how Black communities are at great risk from pollution. (New York Times Magazine)

COMMENTARY:
• Advocates say the data clearly shows that Pennsylvania needs to get tougher on methane emissions. (Environmental Defense Fund)
• A Maine clean energy advocate says developers are overstating the climate benefits of a proposed hydropower transmission line. (Portland Press Herald)

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