Northeast Energy News

Residents gear up to fight proposed wind project near Lake Ontario

WIND: Opponents vow to fight a 47-turbine wind project near Lake Ontario in northwest New York. (The Buffalo News)

ALSO:
• Both of Massachusetts’ gubernatorial candidates agree to sign a pledge to bring more offshore wind power to the state, if it makes economic sense. (State House News Service)
• Several ports are upgrading their infrastructure to accommodate more offshore wind activity. (Windpower Engineering & Development)

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SOLAR:
• A county zoning code prevents a family from installing more than 100,000 solar panels on a farm in northeast Maryland. (Baltimore Sun)
• Brooklyn’s second largest affordable housing operator works with a solar developer to install 400 kW of solar, which will supply 20 percent of the electricity needs for 281 households. (PV Magazine)
• Solar developers hold an open house with residents in northeast New York to explain the details of a planned 100 MW project that would provide electricity for about 25,000 homes. (Niagara Gazette)

NUCLEAR:
• Connecticut officials are seeking “at risk” status for Dominion Energy’s Millstone nuclear plant, which would make it eligible for above market rates in the state’s solicitation for zero emission resources. (Utility Dive)
• Employees of Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island nuclear power plant worry about their future after the plant closes next year. (Press & Journal)
• New Jersey lawmakers voice support for a bill that would provide federal funding to communities that host highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel rods, which would include a town in western New Jersey that was home to the Oyster Creek nuclear plant. (Press of Atlantic City)

BIOENERGY: A federally funded pilot project that generates heat by composting manure saved a Connecticut farm 560 gallons of diesel fuel in six months, according to a new report. (Journal Inquirer)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Vermont’s Public Utility Commission holds a workshop on how to spur electric vehicle adoption, with a focus on accessibility for low-income residents. (VT Digger)

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ADVOCACY: An environmental group releases an infomercial targeting a proposed natural gas compressor station outside Boston. (Wicked Local)

COMMENTARY: New York needs to block all new fossil fuel expansion to truly be a climate leader, says a member of a social justice advocacy organization. (The Daily Orange)

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