CLIMATE: A federal judge says Shell must face a lawsuit brought by an environmental group alleging the oil major hasn’t done enough to protect its New Haven, Connecticut, fuel terminals from climate change risks. (Bloomberg Law)
• Around two dozen oil companies intend to appeal the Supreme Court’s earlier jurisdictional decision in the climate change lawsuit brought against them by Baltimore. (Daily Record)
• Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker highlights his state’s municipality-level climate vulnerability planning for environmental justice communities and commitment to equitable job placement in the deepwater offshore wind industry. (MassLive)
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SEA LEVEL RISE:
• A large stormwater management project aims to bail out the area around a New Haven, Connecticut, train station where residents frequently encounter flooding and sea level rise is predicted to worsen. (New Haven Register)
• A new report shows that sea level rise will force officials to more often close a hurricane barrier at a New Bedford, Massachusetts, port, making it impossible to do business as usual. (Commonwealth Magazine)
NATURAL GAS: New England’s grid operator says the region needs the Everett, Massachusetts, LNG import terminal to continue reliable energy services, but no one agrees on how to keep it operating beyond 2024. (RTO Insider, subscription)
WIND: The owner of a New York City peaker plant wants to demolish it and sell the land to an offshore wind developer, who would use the site to interconnect nearby wind farms with the city’s utility. (Patch)
• In urban centers like New York City, residents collect hyperlocal heat data to help scientists and city officials process the neighborhood impacts of climate change. (Next City/Nexus Media)
• As a northern Maine county known for its agricultural output gets hotter and drier, a local university research farm looks to breed a more climate-resilient potato. (Maine Public Radio)
BUILDINGS: D.C. property owners and businesses say the city’s building electrification policies are going to make development more difficult and raise costs. (Bisnow)
SOLAR: Despite bipartisan support, several Pennsylvania solar bills haven’t budged from committee in part due to the legislature’s unique procedural rules. (Public Source)
CLEAN ENERGY: National Grid publishes a plan to turn Long Island into a clean energy hub through hydrogen, battery storage, solar generation and transmission expansion, among other projects. (Long Island Business News)
WOOD: New Hampshire wood pellet retailers say supply may be limited this winter because of higher global prices and labor shortages, warning those who rely on them for heating to stock up. (Valley News)
GRID: In northern New York, developers are constructing an 8.4 MW solar array with a 31 MwH energy storage system at an electrical substation as a non-wires alternative to grid upgrades. (news release)
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