Northeast Energy News

Pennsylvania bill would count nuclear as ‘zero emissions’

NUCLEAR: A draft bill in Pennsylvania would reclassify nuclear plants as “zero emissions energy.” (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

• Pennsylvania’s leading Republican senator says he supports expanding clean energy procurement rules to include nuclear plants rather than providing direct subsidies. (Associated Press)
• Owners of a former Connecticut nuclear plant will get millions from a settlement last week over waste storage. (New Haven Register)

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WIND: A Rhode Island fishing board voted this weekend to accept a $4.3 million compensation package from developers of an offshore wind farm. (Providence Journal)

OIL AND GAS: Maine Gov. Janet Mills removes the state from a coalition backing offshore drilling. (Bloomberg)

PIPELINES: Energy Transfer’s chief executive acknowledges “we’ve made mistakes” in developing the Mariner East pipeline. (WHYY)

• Advocates say solar power on New York’s Rikers Island could help displace “temporary” natural gas peaker plants that have been running for 18 years. (Grist)
• A bipartisan group of lawmakers support a Pennsylvania community solar bill. (Abington Journal)
• A Maryland agency will hold a public hearing tomorrow on a controversial solar farm that would require removing 210 acres of trees. (BayNet)

GRID: An analysis takes a closer look at a New Hampshire utility’s energy storage plan. (Utility Dive)

• Pennsylvania lawmakers plan to introduce a bill requiring 100 percent renewable energy in the state by 2050. (Temple News)
• A recent policy forum in Washington D.C. explored the economic benefits of cutting reliance on fossil fuels. (Energy News Network)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Stricter contamination standards at Chinese trash-burning plants has meant an upturn in business at a Delaware facility. (Daily Times)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Whether a new Tesla store can open in New Jersey this year depends on action by state legislators. (ROI-NJ)

SUSTAINABILITY: A community organization in Buffalo has achieved several milestones over the past year to bring sustainable energy to low-income communities. (Clean Technica)

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Both Maine’s former and current governors support a hydropower transmission lines, but for different reasons. (Fiddlehead Focus)
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders calls climate change “an existential crisis” and a human rights issue. (CNN)

A Maine professor says the Green New Deal offers a viable path to fight climate change. (Bangor Daily News)
A Massachusetts newspaper encourages expanding natural gas use. (Lowell Sun)
A labor leader says wood waste from Maryland’s paper industry is a key source of renewable energy. (Maryland Matters)

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