GRID: Construction may continue on a segment of Central Maine Power’s controversial transmission project after an appeals court decides a lawsuit seeking to revoke one of the project’s federal permits is unlikely to succeed. (Portland Press Herald)

ALSO:
• New York’s utility commission will postpone its final decision regarding who should pay for the bulk of offshore wind-related grid upgrades. (Newsday,  subscription)
• A utility uses an aerial saw hanging from a helicopter to trim 50 miles of power line corridors in two Pennsylvania counties. (news release)

PIPELINES:
• As analysts predict Northeast gasoline inventories may fall to five-year lows this week, President Biden says fuel supplies should begin to normalize this weekend following a cyberattack on a major fuel pipeline. (Reuters)
• Two New Jersey congressmembers call on the Biden administration to reexamine environmental impact statements for the proposed PennEast pipeline. (MyCentralJersey.com)
• A Pennsylvania legislator reintroduces legislation that would require pipeline operators to pay for their own early detection and warning systems. (Daily Local News)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• Offshore wind developers have new confidence about their projects’ timelines following federal approval of Vineyard Wind, the country’s first utility-scale offshore wind project. (Energy News Network)
• New Hampshire’s first director of offshore wind development says Vineyard Wind’s success boosts his own state’s odds of taking advantage of the burgeoning industry. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

SOLAR:
• An investigation into Central Maine Power’s handling of its solar project interconnection queue may be slowed down by the 120,000 emails submitted by the utility in response to initial regulator questions. (Portland Press Herald)
• New Jersey’s first solar farm sited on a landfill has come online. Just over half of the 3.1 MW array’s subscribers are low-to-moderate-income residents. (Burlington County Times)
• Starbucks funds a 90 MW solar portfolio in New York, which once fully operational will offset more than 70% of its power needs in the state. (news release)

NATURAL GAS:
• In Newark, New Jersey, activists urge a local sewage commission to stop pursuing plans to install a back-up power plant that would burn natural gas in an already vulnerable community. (Associated Press)
• A gas line has been secured in Old Town, Maine, after workers struck the line yesterday afternoon during sidewalk repairs. Nearby store owners were temporarily evacuated. (News Center Maine) 

UTILITIES:
• New York extended its utility moratorium, but a northwest New York municipal utility still has to pay its own bills despite an immense increase in the number of past-due accounts, according to one of the utility’s managers. (WRFA LP 107.9 FM)
• New York legislators introduce a bill that would create a public power option by expanding New York Power Authority, mandating it generate only renewable power and enabling it to build its own power infrastructure. (Earther)