CLEAN ENERGY: A state report says clean energy jobs in Pennsylvania grew at at rate more than four times the entire economy from 2017 to 2019. (KDKA-TV)

A bill to open more agricultural land in New Jersey for solar development is not released from a legislative committee after a dispute emerges between supporters and the Gov. Phil Murphy administration. (NJ Spotlight)
Connecticut regulators fine the state’s two largest utilities for failing to adequately address requirements to enlist low- and moderate-income residents for a shared solar program. (CT Mirror)
Two Maine towns approve a solar project on 30 acres straddling their borders that is divided by a rail line that makes other uses difficult. (Sun Journal)

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Eversource CEO Jim Judge will testify before a Connecticut legislative committee after criticism of the utility’s response to Tropical Storm Isasis. (CT Mirror)
Connecticut legislators have drafted a bill to make utilities pay consumers for losses suffered during outages in the wake of Isasis. (Associated Press)
A Washington, D.C., utility sees transmission constraints emerging and seeks information from developers for non-wires alternatives. (Microgrid Knowledge)

GRID: A bill to study whether New Jersey should withdraw from PJM’s electric grid advances from a state legislative committee. (NJ101.5) 

EMISSIONS: New York City activists produce a Climate Justice Agenda to outline actions that can reduce emissions, promote a “just transition” to a sustainable economy and improve heat-vulnerable neighborhoods. (InsideClimateNews)

TRANSMISSION: New York regulators approve changes to the route of a proposed buried transmission cable from Canada to New York City to avoid wetlands and address community concerns. (Daily Energy Insider)

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HEATING: Vermont will pay residents up to $10,000 to convert from coal furnaces to wood pellet heating systems. (Associated Press)

COMMENTARY: A Maryland legislator says the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates the effects of the climate crisis on the state’s most vulnerable residents, so the state must act to green its energy systems. (Maryland Matters)

Bill is a freelance journalist based outside Albany, New York. As a former New England correspondent for RTO Insider, he has written about energy for newspapers, magazines and other publications for more than 20 years. He has an extensive career in trade publications and newspapers, mostly focused on the utility sector, covering such issues as restructuring, renewable energy and consumer affairs. Bill covers Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire and also compiles the Northeast Energy News daily email digest.