SOLAR: Connecticut moves forward with a large scale shared solar program, designed to not repeat the mistakes of a pilot project that failed to gain traction. (Energy News Network)

EMISSIONS: A recent report finds Maryland, Maine and New Hampshire cut carbon emissions the most over a decade, in part because eastern states started with a higher baseline. (Grist)

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NUCLEAR: Pennsylvania regulators negotiate a settlement with the owner of the damaged reactor at Three Mile Island despite objections over its proposed sale to a third party. (PennLive)

CLIMATE: As sea levels rise due to climate change, a new report says hundreds of Superfund sites are in danger including several in New Hampshire. (NHPR)

FRACKING: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs a bill to close a loophole in state law that bans the disposal of fracking water in the state. (Albany Times Union)

EFFICIENCY: New York is spending $1 billion to improve energy efficiency opportunities for more than 350,000 low-and moderate-income households. (Grist)

OFFSHORE WIND: Connecticut regulators approve initial contracts between the state and the developer of the Park City offshore wind project slated to go online in 2025. (Hartford Business)

MICROGRIDS: Siemens opens an advanced microgrid research center and demonstration project at its New Jersey headquarters. (Solar Builder)

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REGULATION:
• Customers of five municipally owned power companies in Connecticut continue to pay lower rates than neighboring communities that saw sharp increases last month that regulators temporarily suspended. (WTNH)
• Regulators approve rate relief for Eversource customers in western Massachusetts as a local official accuses the company of overcharging similar to an ongoing controversy in Connecticut. (MassLive)

COMMENTARY:
• A climate activist praises Massachusetts legislators for passing a climate action plan that also includes protections for environmental justice communities. (CommonWealth Magazine)
• A supporter and opponent of a power line to import Canadian hydropower destined for Massachusetts debate the project on a podcast. (CommonWealth Magazine)

Bill Opalka

Bill Opalka

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.