Northeast Energy News

Three Mile Island to close as Pennsylvania bills stall

NUCLEAR: Exelon says the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania will shut down by Sept. 30 as planned, as legislation to support the plant remains stalled in committee. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

SOLAR:
Solar installers in Massachusetts say a recent merger of two utilities has thrown a “curveball” into a state incentive program that will undermine development in low-income communities. (Energy News Network)
A New York company reaches a deal to install solar at 46 Walmart locations, including in Maryland and New Jersey. (Bloomberg)

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TRANSMISSION:
• Central Maine Power pledges to not use pesticides or herbicides on the Clean Energy Connect transmission corridor to import hydropower from Quebec, while critics say that still doesn’t do enough to alleviate environmental concerns. (Portland Press Herald)
• A large renewable energy firm is challenging a permit approval for the Clean Energy Connect project. (Bangor Daily News)
• Quebec’s premiere is traveling to Washington D.C. and New York this month to promote hydropower deals that would be dependent on new transmission connections. (Montreal Gazette)

NATURAL GAS: A Rhode Island agency says its review has found a proposed new natural gas plant will comply with state and federal pollution rules. (Westerly Sun)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: ConEdison is offering customers an inverter solution that makes it easier to charge electric vehicles with solar energy. (PV Magazine)

STORAGE: An Italian company announces it is developing a 6.6 MWh storage system to be integrated with a Massachusetts solar farm. (Renewables Now)

WIND: A Rhode Island shipyard is selected to construct a crew vessel to serve the Revolution Wind project, supporting about 40 workers. (Providence Journal)

RENEWABLES: Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito announces nearly $1 million in community-level grants to support renewable energy and efficiency. (Community Advocate)

COMMENTARY:
• A union-backed campaign in New Jersey dubbed “Energy Reality Check” will encouraging natural gas as part of a “balanced, robust and affordable” energy mix. (ROI-NJ)
• An advocate says it is “alarming” that Vermont’s legislature has not passed legislation addressing climate change this year. (VT Digger)
• An oceanographer urges Massachusetts residents to protect their coastline from oil and gas development. (Barnstable Patriot)

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