HYDROPOWER: Indigenous leaders in Canada warn that American demand for imported hydropower threatens hunting and fishing grounds that many Inuit depend on. (The Guardian)

ALSO: The Sierra Club says further environmental studies are needed for a proposed transmission line that would carry Canadian hydropower into New York. (Albany Times Union)

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EQUITY: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he supports a bill that would require energy developers to account for their impacts on low-income or marginalized communities. (WHYY)

CLEAN ENERGY: New York’s energy office releases a report outlining how the state can reach 70% renewable energy by 2030. (PV Magazine)

• Massachusetts’ U.S. senators call for work to halt on a compressor station after a federal permit was revoked. (WBUR)
• Work on a New Jersey natural gas pipeline is halted after a drilling mishap damages a house. (NJ.com)

OIL & GAS: The sale of a troubled Philadelphia refinery is expected to close this week. (Reuters)

WIND: A New Jersey economic official says the state is having “great discussions” with offshore wind manufacturers. (Recharge)

• A Rhode Island city grants final approval to a proposed 48.5 MW solar project that would be the state’s largest. (Providence Business News)
• A Maine town considers zoning changes to create a special district for solar arrays. (Morning Sentinel)

FUEL CELLS: A Connecticut fuel cell company faces an SEC inquiry over its $6.5 million federal payroll loan. (Hartford Courant)

GRID: Officials from Connecticut and Massachusetts said in a webinar last week that grid modernization efforts are still moving forward despite the pandemic. (RTO Insider, subscription required)

TRANSIT: Cape Cod’s transit agency says ridership is increasing and none of its drivers have tested positive for COVID-19. (CapeCod.com)

CLIMATE: Vermont lawmakers advance a bill that would allow citizens to sue the state if leaders fail to reach emissions targets. (VT Digger)

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EFFICIENCY: A Vermont co-op increases its incentives for heat pumps. (news release)

• A Boston Globe editorial says Massachusetts needs to raise the gasoline tax and invest in mass transit.
• A New Hampshire Republican lawmaker says large solar arrays should not be eligible for net metering rates while a Democrat says restricting net metering puts smaller communities at a disadvantage. (Concord Monitor, Seacoast Online)

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.