GAS: Massachusetts climate and equity groups say they’re being ignored and marginalized by gas utilities during talks to develop a legally required roadmap for the industry’s future in the state. (Energy News Network)

A Massachusetts energy siting board plans to vote on a $100 million liquefied natural gas facility and pipeline that it has already recommended for approval. (Worcester Business Journal)
Although state energy policies encourage an end to gas in Massachusetts, gas utilities are replacing pipelines, investing billions of dollars that some advocates say could be redirected for other climate programs. (Boston Globe)
In Danbury, Connecticut, city council members question an application for water and sewer hook-ups at an already approved gas-fired peaker plant near a planned school. (New Haven Register)

UTILITIES: A deal between Connecticut officials and Eversource Energy will see the utility pay $103.4 million in various customer credits and bill assistance over its handling of Tropical Storm Isaias, pending state regulatory approval. (Hartford Courant)

SOLAR: A New York town, arguing the state’s fast approval system for renewable power projects bypasses local decision making, doesn’t receive a preliminary injunction sought against a proposed 60 MW solar farm. (Times Union)

WIND: Maine Gov. Janet Mills’ administration submits plans for a floating offshore wind farm with 12 turbines in federal waters roughly 45 miles from Portland. (Maine Public Radio)

Deaths, injuries and incidents plaguing Boston’s transit agency in recent months underscore why Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker needs to appoint new members to an agency oversight board, advocates and politicians say. (
Maps included in a study of Baltimore’s transit and environmental health equity outline racial disparities between neighborhoods that echo redlining maps formed decades earlier. (Baltimore Sun)
Vermont tries to determine how to “turn drivers into riders” of its public transit system, whether by adjusting schedules or adding rail options. (VTDigger)

EFFICIENCY: Massachusetts lawmakers question in a public hearing why state utilities are so far behind on a state home heat electrification goal. (RTOInsider, subscription)

Public pressure and continued community activism helped prevent the PennEast pipeline from receiving key permits and led to the developer’s eventual decision to kill the project. (NJ Spotlight)
Adelphia Gateway’s proposed pipeline and associated facilities project in Pennsylvania’s Delaware County is still on track. (Lehigh Valley Live)

Bridget is a freelance reporter and newsletter writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. She compiles the Northeast Energy News digest. Bridget primarily writes about energy, conservation and the environment. Originally from Philadelphia, she graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a degree in journalism and a minor in environmental studies. When she isn’t working on a story, she’s normally on a northern Maine lake or traveling abroad to practice her Spanish language skills.