Northeast Energy News

Pennsylvania groups push for cap-and-trade program

CAP-AND-TRADE: Dozens of Pennsylvania businesses, faith groups and local governments submit a petition calling on the state to adopt a cap-and-trade program. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

CLIMATE: Pennsylvania legislators meet to discuss potential climate change policies for the state. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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POLICY: Democrats in New Hampshire are looking to override the governor on clean energy policies, which include the expansion of solar net metering and doubling the state’s renewable electricity standard to 50 percent by 2040. (Energy News Network)

SOLAR:
Solar energy can create $1.39 billion in labor revenue and over 13,800 direct jobs in Maryland over the next 10 years, according to a recent report. (Solar Power World)
A town planning board in central Massachusetts issues a special permit allowing the construction of a 5 MW solar project. (WWLP)
Solar power is on the rise in Connecticut and will soon surpass the 500 MW mark, according to a recent estimate. (Newstimes)
Developers complete a 4 MW solar project outside Providence, Rhode Island. (news release)
Developers complete New Hampshire’s first solar project for mobile homes in a resident-owned community, which is expected to save households about $300 per year. (NHPR)

WIND: New York officials discuss the future of the state’s offshore wind industry at a laborers’ summit. (RTO Insider)

RENEWABLES: Green groups in New Jersey are calling on Rutgers University to pursue a university-wide commitment to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. (New Jersey 101.5)

TRANSMISSION: Maine’s incoming Democratic governor must decide whether to support a controversial hydropower transmission line from Canada to Massachusetts. (E&E News)

PIPELINES: Sunoco is fighting an emergency petition filed by residents in eastern Pennsylvania who are seeking to stop operations throughout its Mariner East pipeline system, which has experienced numerous violations and spills. (Natural Gas Intel, Reuters)  

NATURAL GAS: A Massachusetts trade group is asking lawmakers to help lift a state moratorium on natural gas hookups in National Grid’s territory, which has delayed the completion of offices, apartments and single-family homes. (Boston Globe)

COAL: A large coal ash pond on the Pennsylvania–West Virginia border that was shut down due to leaks is seeking a new pollution permit from Pennsylvania environmental regulators. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

COMMENTARY:
Regulators in Pennsylvania and Maryland need to ask hard questions about a controversial transmission line slated to run between the two states, says an editorial in the Baltimore Sun.
There is no need to continue to bail out uneconomic nuclear plants, which are “not clean, green or renewable,” says the head of a nonprofit advocacy group. (Press & Journal)

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