Northeast Energy News

Proposal to overhaul New York’s energy market has familiar overtones

GRID: Gas generators in New York ask federal regulators to apply rules to New York’s wholesale market similar to the ruling that led to a capacity market overhaul in PJM that critics say inhibits clean energy development. (Utility Dive)

PIPELINES:
• An ongoing federal criminal probe and numerous fines by state environmental regulators roil the $3 billion Mariner East pipeline in Pennsylvania. (E&E News, subscription required)
• A citizens’ group opposed to the pipeline is “not surprised” by a recent report that emergency response plans are incomplete. (LebTown)
• A pipeline developer in western New York asks federal regulators for an extension of its permit due to ongoing litigation that has delayed construction. (Buffalo News)

CLIMATE: A large majority of respondents to a Pennsylvania survey say they want more action to address climate issues from the state and federal governments. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: New York regulators expand the amount of resources able to participate in state programs eligible for clean energy subsidies. (Utility Dive)

UTILITIES: Unpaid utility bills soar by two-thirds in the pandemic with thousands facing disconnections next month. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

SOLAR: Penn State University begins purchasing solar energy this month from three solar farms announced last year that will produce 70 MW. (Penn State News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• New Jersey’s road map for clean energy conversion calls for 100% of new cars sold to be electric by 2035. (E&E News, subscription required)
• The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey now has 12 electric buses operating at each of the three international airports it operates in the New York metropolitan area. (NJ Biz)
• The American Lung Association syas Maryland can gain $1.3 billion in public health benefits by 2050 by transitioning to electric vehicles over the next 30 years. (Maryland Matters)

TRANSMISSION: Hydro-Quebec spent $8.3 million on its campaign to defeat opposition to a power line in Maine that raises charges of foreign interference in U.S politics. (Globe and Mail)

POLITICS: In a response to a town hall question about fracking, Joe Biden falsely claims he’s been endorsed by the boilermaker’s union, the national union hasn’t endorsed either candidate. (Tribune-Democrat)

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