climate: New York voters approve a $4.3 billion environmental bond law to support electrification of school buses, efficient refurbishment of national property, and offshore wind farms, among other projects. (Times Union)
Also: A grant program in Maryland hosts workshops to help Latinos learn and act on climate change and environmental issues in their communities. (Yale Climate Connections)
pipeline: A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking compensation for the pipeline on the property, alleging that Catholic nuns in Pennsylvania violated their religious beliefs. (Reuters)
Oil gas: Environmentalists are concerned that plans to turn a former petrochemical tank site in Philadelphia into a warehouse will pollute the Schuylkill River, harm aquatic life and limit access to residential waterways. (Inquirer of Philadelphia)
• A vacuum pump company plans to install a $319 million dry pump manufacturing facility (critical to manufacturing solar components) in western New York. (PV magazine)
• New Jersey regulators oppose pending legislation that would triple the size of the state’s community solar program, citing concerns about grid capacity. (RTO Insider, Subscription)
• New York’s power grid operator submitted 17 recommendations to the state’s utility regulator after stakeholders called for statewide transmission upgrades during a recent comment period. (RTO Insider, Subscription)
• Offshore wind developers have privately criticized New Jersey regulators for choosing to upgrade onshore generating facilities over new project development, but the PSEG chairman said the decision was unfortunately “reasonable.” It is said that (ROI New Jersey)
• Several New England utilities say more efficient and demand-response measures are needed to ensure power reliability during periods of subzero temperatures and low gas supplies, but more Note that long-term transmission investment is required. (utility dive)
• As New Jersey develops plans to meet its energy storage installation goals, stakeholders are telling regulators they should not prevent utilities from owning storage infrastructure. (NJ Spotlight)
building: The developer behind a 72-unit affordable housing complex in New York City’s Brooklyn neighborhood plans to make the building carbon neutral and meet Passive House and LEED Gold Standards. (New York YIMBY)
Electric car: Amazon shoppers in several states, including Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania, may see Rivian electric vans delivering packages from online retailers this holiday season. (utility dive)
Biogas: Chesapeake Utilities acquires poultry waste management start-up to support biogas production. (news release)
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