New England energy officials are looking for ways to better incorporate renewable energy into the market, including possibly recognizing nuclear power as a non-carbon emitting source.
FERC has already approved several new pipelines in 2017, largely to transport natural gas produced in the eastern United States. None of these pipelines are located in New England.
While federal policies on trade have created tension among our closest neighbors, this story indicates energy trade between the U.S. and Canada will remain strong. In fact, Canada today is our largest trading partner when it comes to energy.
The New York Observer had some harsh words for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has long pushed for the closure of Indian Point nuclear power plant. The facility supplies 25 percent of New York City and Westchester County’s energy (as well as supplying some energy to southern New England), yet, the editorial argues, there is no clear answer as to how to replace that power when Indian Point retires in 2021.
RTO Insider, 13 March 2017
EIA today in Energy, 7 March 2017
CNBC, 6 March 2017
Energy Information Administration, 1 March 2017
Observer, 3 March 2017