PIPELINES: A federal appeals court overturns a Massachusetts permit for a compressor station, ruling state environmental officials failed to sufficiently assess available emissions control technologies. (Patriot Ledger)

ALSO: A New Jersey brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court says the pipeline industry exaggerates harm caused by a state decision to block eminent domain seizures of public lands. (Platts) 

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WIND: New York siting officials approve the largest wind farm to date in the state, the 340 MW Alle-Cat project in three western counties. (Albany Times Union)

A report says a massive Pennsylvania petrochemical plant now under construction in the state’s shale gas region faces risks from low prices and oversupply. (Reuters)
A bankruptcy court approves a settlement that allows a closed Philadelphia refinery to avoid millions in unpaid renewable energy credits. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Members of Congress from New Hampshire join colleagues from New York and elsewhere urging clean energy workforce investment to aid the economic recovery from COVID-19. (NHPR)
A Massachusetts city council seeks clarification from a foundation on terms of a $275,000 grant to transition to clean energy. (MassLive)

EMISSIONS: A coalition of Northeastern states supports Maryland’s petition to federal environmental officials to control emissions from Pennsylvania power plants. (Bloomberg, subscription required)

NUCLEAR: Staff at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission backs a plan by the owner of the closed Three Mile Island nuclear plant to scale back monitoring and warning systems. (PennLive) 

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SOLAR: The Solar for All program in Washington D.C. built 8 MW by the end of last year and halved utility bills for 9,000 low-and moderate-income residents. (PV Magazine)

CLIMATE: New Jersey becomes the first state in the nation to require climate change education in its standard K-12 curriculum. (Patch.com)


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.