Northeast Energy News

Plans revealed for LNG export terminal in New Jersey

OIL & GAS: The Delaware River Basin Commission confirms that a developer wants to build a liquified natural gas export terminal on a former industrial site in southern New Jersey. (NJ Spotlight)

• Two companies have been fined for safety violations at a natural gas processing plant in Pennsylvania where a deadly explosion occurred in December. (WPXI)
• The Wolf administration in Pennsylvania is pushing hard to gain support for its $4.5 billion infrastructure plan funded by a natural gas severance tax. (Meadville Tribune)

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• With legislation to procure up to 2,000 MW of offshore wind just signed, Connecticut will soon seek bids from developers. (Associated Press)
• Offshore wind developers at a conference appeared cool to a Massachusetts proposal to have a single transmission connection to land owned by a third party serving multiple projects. (Herald News)
• Nine organizations have expressed interest in acquiring two wind turbines ordered removed from a Massachusetts town after protracted zoning disputes. (Falmouth Enterprise)
• An offshore wind developer in New Jersey and Rutgers University have reached an agreement to conduct research of the marine environment over five years. (Daily Energy Insider)

PIPELINES: A Massachusetts environmental official calls discrepancies in air quality data related to a compressor station an “unfortunate process” as opponents are calling for Gov. Charlie Baker to end the project. (Patriot Ledger, Boston Herald)

NUCLEAR: Federal regulators have delayed ruling on a request by the owners of the Seabrook nuclear plant in New Hampshire to exclude some testimony from a plant critic in its relicensing application. (Seacoastonline)

CLEAN ENERGY: A shortage of qualified workers is impeding the growth of the clean energy industry in Vermont, a state report says. (Rutland Herald)

EFFICIENCY: A ploy to sweep energy efficiency funds collected from Connecticut ratepayers into the state’s general fund has been stopped in the upcoming budget, but more than $50 million is expected to be diverted next month. (WNPR)

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SOLAR: A 23.5 MW solar array is now providing enough power to offset nearly all of the electricity used at a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey. (Asbury Park Press)

COMMENTARY: A cybersecurity expert says a proposal before a multi-state electric vehicle compact to require credit card swipe technology at charging stations is a step backward and exposes customers to identity theft. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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