Northeast Energy News

Opponents say Connecticut solar project impairs watershed

SOLAR: A scaled-back solar project is approved by Connecticut regulators but opponents say it still presents an erosion threat to a watershed. (Energy News Network)

EFFICIENCY: New York and 14 other states sue the Energy Department for its failure to update efficiency standards for industrial equipment and appliances. (WWLP) 

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NUCLEAR: A coalition to oppose ratepayer subsidies for nuclear plants in New Jersey reappears and now also opposes utility proposals to change the way the state procures electricity supply. (NJ Spotlight) 

GRID: Stakeholders in New England who opposed a fuel security plan rejected by federal regulators say they are prepared to offer new proposals. (Utility Dive)

ELECTION 2020: A New Jersey city is among those whose voters approved a measure for local officials to acquire renewable energy with a goal of reaching 100% by decade’s end. (E&E News, subscription required)

NATURAL GAS: A Pennsylvania utility builds a liquid natural gas storage facility that can supplement supply during cold snaps or when the power grid is stressed by high demand. (WFMZ)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: A state report says clean energy development could lead the economic recovery in Maine after the coronavirus pandemic. (Portland Press Herald)

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TRANSPORTATION:
The transit authority in metropolitan Boston proposes massive budget cuts as the pandemic costs it three-fourths of its daily ridership. (CommonWealth Magazine)
The Pennsylvania senate passes a rule that allows a weight exemption for electric trucks. (Land Line)

COMMENTARY:
President-elect Biden’s stance against fossil fuels did not appear to hurt his election chances in Pennsylvania and other states. (The Conversation)
An editorial board endorses a plan to examine carbon capture technologies in Pennsylvania and other states as a bipartisan way to promote energy development and provide an economic boost. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
An environmental organization says the public now can be heard on Pennsylvania’s membership in a regional cap-and-trade program as the comment period opens. (Environmental Defense Fund)

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