Northeast Energy News

Pennsylvania landowner settles suit after failed pipeline project

PIPELINES: A Pennsylvania family settles its lawsuit with a pipeline developer and has its land returned after hundreds of trees were cut down for a project that was never built. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

ALSO: Dominion Energy’s decision to sell its natural gas assets includes its pipeline network in Maryland and part of its interest in a liquified natural gas terminal, and a 50% interest in a Connecticut pipeline system. (Maryland Matters, Wilton Bulletin)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Maine continues with its three-phase rollout of electric vehicle charging stations as it counts on tourists returning after the coronavirus pandemic passes. (Energy News Network)
• A Maine town installs two electric vehicle chargers in its business district as part of the statewide initiative. (PenBayPilot)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• A fishermen’s group asks the White House to review a Coast Guard study that endorses an industry-backed layout of offshore wind turbines off the Massachusetts coast. (E&E News, subscription required)
• The Interior Department may issue two new proposed rules to expedite offshore wind energy development that could go into effect in 2021 at about the time it is to render its final decision on the Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts. (Utility Dive)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: A roundtable discussion focuses on the urgency of delivering clean energy to New Jersey to lessen the impacts of pollution on disadvantaged communities. (NJ Spotlight)

UTILITIES: A coalition of Maine lawmakers opposes a bid by Central Maine Power to have ratepayers pay for the utility’s costs related to its response to COVID-19. (The Center Square)

SOLAR: The New England Ratepayers Association fires back at critics of its petition that could place solar net metering under federal jurisdiction while also disclosing one of its members is president of a company that serves the energy industry. (E&E News, subscription required)

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POWER PLANTS: A power plant operator says two of its natural gas generators in New York and Massachusetts declare bankruptcy and could be sold to their creditors. (Morning Call)

COMMENTARY:
• An editorial board says a recent stage grand jury report in Pennsylvania critical of the fracking industry shows the need for greater oversight. (Observer-Reporter)
• Efficiency Maine says in the 10 years of its existence it has saved consumers money, created jobs and improved the state’s environment as it embarks on its additional mission to integrate more renewable energy into the system. (Portland Press Herald)

 

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