ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric vehicle sales in Massachusetts begin to recover post-pandemic as the state seeks to put its incentive programs on more stable footing. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: New York appears to be falling short of its goal to have 10,000 individual electric vehicle charging sites by the end of 2021. (Politico)

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EMISSIONS:
• A study shows Pittsburgh-area children living near power plants and other polluting sites have three times the national average rates of childhood asthma. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)
• Consol Energy wins a federal grant to develop a zero-emissions power plant in southwestern Pennsylvania running on hydrogen. (Pennsylvania Business Report)

OFFSHORE WIND: Developers of an 880 MW wind farm off Long Island prepare to unveil a transmission line route that will make landfall at a county park. (Newsday)

UTILITIES: Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania residents are vulnerable to utility shutoffs now that regulators have ended a pandemic-related moratorium. (WHYY)

SOLAR:
A Connecticut environmental analyst recommends halting a proposed solar project due to the presence of a threatened species. (News Times)
Two coal-fired power plants in Maryland and one in Pennsylvania will close at the end of 2025, with the latter transitioning to a 100 MW solar facility. (Capital Gazette, WKOK)

POLITICS: President Trump’s vote totals surged in Pennsylvania’s gas-producing counties, but were more than offset in suburban counties with greater populations and anti-fracking sentiment. (E&E News, subscription required)

SUSTAINABILITY: An official in a Massachusetts city is optimistic residents will embrace a climate and sustainability plan in light of the response shown to emergency measures related to the pandemic. (Worcester Magazine) 

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PIPELINES: Pennsylvania environmental officials post a notice of the right to appeal of its water quality permit granted for a pipeline that runs through six counties. (NorthCentralPa.com)

COMMENTARY: A solar advocate says a provision in Massachusetts’ landmark climate law allowing utility ownership of projects is a “poison pill” that will undermine the legislation. (Boston Herald)

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.