TRANSMISSION: The final permit is issued for a power line from Canada through Maine with the developer expecting construction to start in a few weeks. (Bangor Daily News)

ELECTION 2020:
Pennsylvania Democrats hoping to flip the state legislature to advance climate and energy legislation appear to have fallen short. (Spotlight PA)
Non-binding ballot resolutions in three Massachusetts legislative districts urging state adoption of 100% clean energy pass overwhelmingly. (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

***SPONSORED LINK: The New England Energy Summit, Nov. 16, 23 and 30 will bring together industry leaders, end users and policymakers to address emerging issues and engage in impactful discussion. Featuring keynote speakers Ernest J. Moniz and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. Register at newenglandenergysummit.com .***

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A Baltimore city finance board extends a contract with a waste-to-energy incinerator for 10 years. (Baltimore Sun)

NUCLEAR: Exelon confirms it is exploring separating its nuclear plants from its utility businesses. (Greentech Media)

PIPELINES: The developer of the Mariner East pipeline in Pennsylvania had its counterclaims against a protestor partially dismissed by a federal court. (Bloomberg Law, subscription required)

STORAGE: A new study says Long Island could replace its aging peaker plants with storage and save money. (Greentech Media) 

CLIMATE: A new museum in New York dedicated to showing the origins and effects of climate change is unable to advertise its existence on Facebook due to content restrictions related to the election. (Ithaca Voice)

UTILITIES: Eversource says service restoration from a tropical storm in August that led to outages of up to nine days cost $275 million. (CT Post)

***SPONSORED LINK: The Maryland and DC commercial and community solar markets are complex and rapidly evolving. Join the local solar and storage trade association (MDV-SEIA)’s annual Solar Focus Conference, held virtually Nov. 17-18 to unpack the major issues in the market!*** 

WIND: Local officials in Maryland hope a three-state agreement to foster greater cooperation for the development of offshore wind filters down to communities affected by those projects. (Delmarvanow) 

COMMENTARY:
An environmentalist says New Jersey can have clean energy development and also protect its farmland. (NJ.com)
The Rocky Mountain institute says New York City’s commitment to electrify public housing is akin to decarbonizing an entire smaller city. (GreenBiz)

 

 

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.