Northeast Energy News

Schneiderman resignation not expected to derail climate lawsuits

CLIMATE: The resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over sexual misconduct allegations is not expected to derail climate-related legal actions his office has led. (InsideClimate News)

ALSO: The Connecticut Senate passes a bill setting a target of reducing emissions 45 percent below 2001 levels by 2030. (CT Post)

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• A business group backed by pipeline interests releases a report saying new natural gas infrastructure is needed to reduce pollution from coal and oil generation. (HuffPost, State House News Service)
• A Pennsylvania lawmaker says the ongoing fight to protect citizens and property from the dangers of the Mariner East 2 pipeline project is a modern-day “David vs. Goliath” battle. (

• Environmental groups are urging New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to reject a proposal to build a gas-fired power plant in the Meadowlands. (
• U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) met with President Trump on Tuesday to discuss aid for local refineries. (Delaware County Daily Times)
• Truck traffic related to drilling operations is accelerating the spread of invasive plant species in Pennsylvania state forests. (Bay Journal)

Four proposed large solar projects in Maine could provide 165 megawatts worth of power across southern, central and western Maine. (Maine Biz)
• Solar panels are becoming more popular in Brooklyn, New York thanks to incentives, but unique architecture can make installations challenging. (Brownstoner)

• New York City agencies and officials have created guidelines for the installation of outdoor lithium-ion batteries. (Utility Dive)
A U.S.-Canadian project developer has acquired 40MW of flywheel energy storage already in operation in New York State and Pennsylvania. (Energy Storage News)

• New York officials will ask the federal government to exclude areas off of eastern Long Island from offshore wind development. (Newsday)
• An advocate says New Jersey is spending too much time holding meetings on offshore wind: “We have studied wind to death. We need to get moving.” (Press of Atlantic City)
• Eversource hopes to continue its earnings growth through offshore wind contracts from its partnership with Bay State Wind. (RTO Insider)

EFFICIENCY: The owners of a Connecticut dairy farm say efficiency upgrades are not only saving money, they’re making the cows happier. (Journal Inquirer)

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GRID: The owners of microgrid installed in Bridgeport, Connecticut city hall are embroiled in a tax fight with the city. (Connecticut Post)

• Maryland policymakers need to prioritize modernizing the state’s electric grid to handle more clean energy and electric vehicles, say two Republican college students. (Delmarva Daily Times)
• An energy storage project in New Jersey is “a harbinger of the green-energy future that will arrive soon.” (Press of Atlantic City)
How offshore wind could help overcome the challenges of integrating solar into New England’s grid. (PV Magazine)

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