Northeast Energy News

Proposed power plant in New Jersey would send electricity to New York

NATURAL GAS: A California company wants to build what would become the largest power plant in New Jersey and send the electricity to New York City. (North Jersey.com)

ALSO:
• A series of final hearings began Wednesday for a proposed natural gas power plant in Burrillville, Rhode Island. (Rhode Island Public Radio)
• An environmental group plans to launch its own satellite to measure methane leaks from natural gas operations. (Washington Post)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• A bill introduced in the New Jersey legislature would provide rebates totaling $100 million a year for three years to drivers who switch to zero-emission vehicles. (NJ Spotlight)
• Electric car owners will now have to pay a fee to charge their vehicles at charging stations in Ocean City, Maryland. (Delmarva Daily Times)
• Tesla plans to open two supercharger stations in two New Jersey cities. (Patch.com)

SOLAR:
• A New York affordable housing nonprofit is working with two local solar companies to bring solar power to privately-owned low- and moderate-income housing stock. (Next City)
• Westport, Connecticut officials will purchase virtual net metering solar credits, providing nearly a third of the electricity needs of municipal facilities. (Patch.com)

NUCLEAR: An advisory group has wrapped up its first year of information gathering on the decommissioning of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts. (Cape Cod Times)

OFFSHORE DRILLING: U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke suggested at a hearing that Maine could be excluded from the administration’s offshore oil and gas drilling plan. (Portland Press Herald)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: York County, New York lawmakers are joining other nearby municipalities in opposing a waste-to-energy facility in Seneca County. (The Chronicle-Express)

GRID: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is setting aside $15 million for projects to modernize the state’s electric grid. (Hudson Valley News Network)

COMMENTARY:
• New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy should veto a nuclear subsidy bill making its way to his desk – if not, at least he should reshape the bill so it inflicts less damage, says a columnist. (NJ.com)
• A nuclear subsidy bill should not hold back New Jersey lawmakers from passing clean-energy legislation, says a clean energy advocate. (Philly.com)
• The Meadowlands in New Jersey should be preserved and not be used as the site of a new power plant that would generate electricity for New York, says an editorial page editor. (NorthJersey.com)

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