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The Northeast Supply Enhance (NESE) pipeline project is the only tested alternative for meeting New York energy needs and it’s time to get on with it.
The Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline is a proposed pipeline to bring natural gas to New York City and Long Island. This post documents additional comments I have submitted in a New York Department of Public Service proceeding related to denial of service requests by National Grid in New York City and Long Island which is associated with the project.
In NESE Pipeline Alternatives for National Grid I included an overview of the proceeding and described my comments. Since then, I have submitted three additional comments addressing particular aspects of comments submitted by others. Opponents of the pipeline alternative claim additional energy efficiency efforts can eliminate the need for a pipeline. The Eastern Environmental Law Center, for instance, submitted a report to the NESE docket by Synapse Energy Economics entitled “Assessment of National Grid’s Long-Term Capacity Report: Natural gas capacity needs and alternatives” on April 14, 2020. Several commenters suggested that “climate realities” mean the current criteria for the coldest day can be revised.