POWER PLANTS: Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont tells an environmental forum he “does not want to build” a 650 MW natural gas power plant in the eastern part of the state that is pending before regulators. (CT Mirror)

SOLAR: A Massachusetts company opens an online portal to match consumers seeking to join community solar projects with nearby projects in nine states. (Energy News Network)

CLIMATE: The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Baltimore’s climate lawsuit that could determine whether such cases could be heard in state courts. (New York Times)

PIPELINES: Federal regulators table a proposal to split the PennEast pipeline into two phases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey after objections from environmental groups. (NJ.com)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A Pennsylvania company is a prospective buyer of a shuttered waste-to-energy plant that serves 115 Maine communities. (CentralMaine.com)

POLITICS: New Hampshire legislators hoping to curb the number of bill hearings during the pandemic create omnibus bill packages that include two tranches related to renewable energy and net metering. (Laconia Daily Sun)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: A Pittsburgh entrepreneur who was ahead of the curve for large-scale renewable energy projects 20 years ago now matches institutional investors with project developers. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

A Massachusetts forum showcases five startups seeking to find low-cost solutions to create green hydrogen. (Utility Dive)
A New York-based fuel cell manufacturer will expand its manufacturing operations with the construction of a new gigafactory outside Rochester. (news release)

• A climate activist says Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s reasons for his veto of a comprehensive climate bill are not persuasive. (CommonWealth Magazine)
• The operations supervisor at a New York City peaker power plant says a plant overhaul is a more viable plan than a complete shutdown as some community advocates desire. (Queens Daily Eagle)
• An environmentalist says Maine should end its “love affair” with biomass and switch to cleaner renewable energy sources. (Seacoastonline)

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.