Northeast Energy News

Trump administration may not save northeast region coal and nuclear power plants

UTILITIES:
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is leaning toward not approving a utility’s petition to save its coal and nuclear power plants. (The Hill)
PJM Interconnection is seeking guidance on how to address state subsidies for uneconomic coal and nuclear power plants. (Natural Gas Intelligence)

TECHNOLOGY: Burlington, Vermont’s municipal utility plans to use blockchain to manage supply and demand in real time. (Bloomberg Technology)

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WASTE-TO-ENERGY: The final construction of a waste-to-energy facility in Maine will be delayed for months due to winter storms. (Waste 360)

CLEAN ENERGY: Several clean energy advocacy organizations have sent a joint letter to the New Jersey legislature urging them to pass a clean energy and energy efficiency bill. (Solar Industry)

NUCLEAR: Clean energy supporters are debating whether carbon-free nuclear is worth saving or if renewables such as solar and wind are ready to replace nuclear power. (Washington Examiner)

OIL AND GAS: A citizens group is asking a Pennsylvania court to limit fracking to only a handful of industrial zones inside a township. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

NATURAL GAS: A New York state agency will review the environmental impact of a proposed natural gas-powered microgrid after public outcry against the project. (The Legislative Gazette)

SOLAR: Norwich, Vermont officials are considering whether to designate a piece of land a “preferred site” so the solar developer can bolster its application with Vermont regulators. (Valley News)

EFFICIENCY: Clifton Park, New York officials plan to replace all 610 of the city’s street lights with LEDs – reducing electric bills by 60 to 65 percent. (Albany Times Union)

WIND: Fishing officials want the state’s first offshore wind farm to be modest in scope and may even call for a delay in the selection of offshore wind partners. (South Coast Today)

COMMENTARY:
Pressure is building on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolfe to take action against the Mariner East 2 pipeline project and he should heed the calls, says an organizing co-director. (Philly.com)
Maine lawmakers have another opportunity to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a solar bill and allow residents and business to harness the full power of solar energy, says the mayor of Belfast, Maine. (Bangor Daily News)
The Climate and Community Protection Act has been stalled long enough and New York lawmakers should finally pass the bipartisan legislation this year, say two guest columnists. (Albany Times Union)

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