Northeast Energy News

Pennsylvania lawmakers use report to justify nuclear bailouts

NUCLEAR:
A new report released by four Pennsylvania lawmakers outlines ways the state can support its failing nuclear plants, including putting a price on carbon. (Associated Press, StateImpact Pennsylvania)
A coalition opposed to government subsidies for the nuclear industry calls the Pennsylvania report an attempt to bailout mismanaged companies. (Pennsylvania Watchdog)

HYDROGEN: Developers break ground on a $100 million hydrogen plant in northeast Delaware. (news release)

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WIND: New Jersey officials explain how Gov. Phil Murphy’s offshore wind energy goals will boost the state’s economy. (NJ Spotlight, NJBIZ)

RENEWABLES: A Boston suburb will source 60 percent of its electricity from local renewable sources, such as solar and wind. (Wicked Local)

SOLAR:
The University of Rhode Island partners with two towns to develop a 40 MW solar project on 267 acres, which will be one of the largest in the Northeast. (The University of Rhode Island)
Massachusetts’ new solar incentive program makes it easier for farmers to adopt renewables and become more energy efficient. (Energy News Network)
A Catholic charity group submits a proposal to build a 1.7 MW solar array in Washington, D.C., which would be one of the largest in the city. (Washington Business Journal)

STORAGE: A home battery pilot project proposed by a New Hampshire utility last year will move forward after negotiations. (Greentech Media)

PIPELINES: Gas pipeline fines paid by Sunoco will fund more than $700,000 in environmental projects in central Pennsylvania. (Lebanon Daily News)

CARBON TAX: New Jersey is one of five states considering a first-time carbon pricing initiative. (InsideClimate News)

TRANSMISSION: A town in northwest Maine votes against a controversial transmission line that would deliver Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts by way of Maine. (Sun Journal)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A proposal to crack down on pollution from a Baltimore waste-to-energy plant and strip it of a “green energy” label is gaining momentum. (Baltimore Sun)

COMMENTARY: President Trump and Pennsylvania’s governor need to ramp up support for clean energy before the costs of climate change grow out of control, says the Philadelphia Inquirer’s editorial board.

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