UTILITIES: Con Edison pledges to both reach net-zero emissions at its facilities and provide 100% clean electricity for its customers by 2040, putting the utility in line with state goals. (NY1)

COURTS:
More than a month after a court ordered it to release its communications with a natural gas pipeline developer facing criminal charges, a Philadelphia-area township appeals the ruling. (Associated Press)
New York files an amicus brief with a federal appeals court, supporting Connecticut’s argument that its climate lawsuit should remain in state court. (Bloomberg Law, subscription)

CLIMATE: A new report finds sea level rise might inundate hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property in Maine’s York County alone. (Maine Public)

PIPELINES: A Springfield, Massachusetts, city councilor wants a state utility regulator to perform a cost-benefit analysis of Eversource’s proposed secondary gas pipeline. (WWLP)

FINANCE:
New York’s financial regulator issues guidance instructing insurers to factor climate risk into their business planning and disclose those concerns. (Bloomberg Green)
University of Maine students tell a board of trustees meeting that the school needs to more quickly divest from its fossil fuel holdings, which amount to around 2% of the school’s investments. (Maine Public)

WIND: Although there’s a lot of excitement in New Hampshire over offshore wind energy, that enthusiasm hasn’t translated into procurement action, industry supporters say. (Concord Monitor)

GRID: Wholesale power prices through New England’s grid operator rose 127% year-over-year in October. (S&P Global)

TRANSPORTATION: A New Jersey legislative committee recommends passing bills that would spend $15 million annually for three years on a pilot to transition 18 school districts’ diesel school buses to electric. (RTO Insider, subscription)

SOLAR:
A solar industry trade association implores Massachusetts officials to stop “feet-dragging” and finally expand its solar incentivization program. (news release)
Two solar arrays totaling 4.4 MW come online on brownfields near Burlington, Vermont. (Burlington Free Press)
An upcoming meeting of New York’s Adirondack Park Agency will examine whether it has jurisdiction over large-scale solar projects in the park. (Adirondack Explorer)

COMMENTARY: Two Connecticut auto dealership owners argue that the local dealership model is best positioned to help the state reach its electric vehicle adoption goals. (CT Post)