PIPELINES: A New Jersey court rejects environmental groups’ argument that the nearly completed Southern Reliability Link pipeline project would cause harm to the Pinelands preserve, its endangered species or groundwater quality. (NJ Spotlight)

GRID:
A top Maine lawmaker wants to bring transmission lines to a “socially vulnerable” county to connect it to the New England grid and support a renewable energy economy in the rural area. (Energy News Network)
PJM Interconnection has proposed eliminating the minimum offer price rule, a contentious Federal Energy Regulatory Commission policy that raises the cost of subsidized energy resources on the wholesale capacity market. (Utility Dive)
Opponents of the Clean Energy Connect transmission line gain an ally in Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who called the project a “corrupt green energy scam” on the network’s streaming service. (Bangor Daily News)

OFFSHORE WIND:
A federal review is now underway for the 880 MW Revolution Wind project, which would be sited in federal waters off of Rhode Island and help power several New England states if approved. (S&P Global Platts)
The developers of the Vineyard Wind project believe they will receive approval this quarter, which will allow them to begin onshore construction and transmission activities this year. (North American Wind Power)

UTILITIES: Cape Cod utility workers are struggling to find a manageable way to keep determined ospreys from nesting on their poles. (Cape Cod Times)

GEOTHERMAL: Two Massachusetts utilities want to undertake pilot projects to test whether geothermal systems can compete with natural gas and oil for heating and cooling homes. (Gloucester Daily Times)

EMISSIONS: Georgetown University has hired an international energy company to upgrade its utility systems to help limit the campus’ energy intensity. (Georgetown Voice)

SOLAR: A Long Island town has issued a request for proposals for the area’s first community distributed generation solar array, which will be sited on a former landfill. (East Hampton Star)

COMMENTARY:
An Exelon employee and pro-nuclear advocate argues that New York kneecapped its progress toward clean energy goals by shuttering Indian Point over a decade sooner than planned. (New York Daily News)
Offshore wind procurement in Massachusetts should consider the process used to develop Massport properties to ensure inclusive and diverse hiring, according to that process’ “architect” and an environmental non-profit president. (Boston Business Journal)
Maryland should disallow plastic-to-fuel facilities, which aren’t a solution to the plastics crisis and actually worsen pollution, according to a local environmental activist. (Maryland Matters)