GRID: Maine environmental protection officials contemplate canceling a permit for Central Maine Power’s New England Clean Energy Connect transmission project at a public hearing after a court ruling jeopardizes building on a small piece of the line’s route. (Maine Public)

ALSO:
At that same hearing, utility officials presented alternative routes and options should the state reverse its earlier approval. (Bangor Daily News)
Some project defenders attempt to appeal to conservatives by questionably claiming the transmission line referendum could be used as precedent to take away their guns. (Bangor Daily News)

PIPELINES: Eversource pushes to build a pipeline project in Springfield, Massachusetts, to increase reliability and safety, but local advocates argue it’s “short-sighted” to invest ratepayer money into gas-related infrastructure. (Boston Globe)

GASOLINE:
New York Republicans call on Gov. Kathy Hochul to temporarily discontinue the state’s fuel taxes amid concerns that home heating and transportation fuel costs will outpace what residents can afford. (Times Union)
New Jersey gasoline prices are at their highest level in seven years, and some experts say lower prices may not come until early 2022. (Asbury Park Press)

TRANSPORTATION:
NJ Transit will decide tonight whether to buy eight electric buses and associated parts, a $9.4 million purchase that will mark the agency’s first foray into electric vehicles and inform future acquisitions. (NJ.com)
In Pennsylvania, the state Senate approves legislation that would bar requiring emissions testing for newer gas-powered vehicles, sending the measure to the state House. (Penn Live)

CLIMATE: Held up as a sign of climate impacts on Connecticut, some towns and cities have yet to feel temperatures below 40°F this month; the state has seen increasingly milder Octobers over the past few decades. (NBC Connecticut)

WIND:
Six colleges and universities in southeastern Massachusetts commit to sharing resources and co-developing curricula to support offshore wind worker education. (Standard-Times)
Roughly $1 million in federal funds have been earmarked to expand wind turbine technician safety training at a northern Maine community college. (news release)

CLEAN ENERGY: A Maine television station confirms NexAmp and its community solar projects can provide discounted electricity to subscribers after some Mainers questioned whether flyers they received from the company were a scam. (News Center Maine)

COMMENTARY:
Princeton University should “take bold climate action” and join its Ivy League peers in divesting from fossil fuel assets, a student campaigner argues. (Energy News Network)
A Massachusetts state representative and a nonprofit director say the state should increase and expand its electric vehicle rebate, as well as construct more charging infrastructure, if it wants a chance at combating climate change. (Commonwealth Magazine)