TRANSMISSION: Maine’s supreme court affirms a state official’s decision to allow an anti-transmission referendum on the November ballot. (Bangor Daily News)

NUCLEAR: The manager of a New Jersey nuclear plant says canceling a refueling operation due to Covid-19 is infeasible as extra measures are undertaken to keep workers safe. (E&E News, subscription required)

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EMISSIONS:
• Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf rebuffs a call by legislators to revoke his executive order to join a regional cap-and-trade emissions compact. (Indiana Gazette)
• A federal appeals court grills Environmental Protection Agency lawyers defending agency actions in a case brought by New York claiming inaction on downwind pollution drift. (Bloomberg Law, subscription required)

SOLAR: A New Hampshire legislator says owners of rooftop solar systems should register as a power generator with their utilities to allow them to collect payments for renewable energy credits. (NH Business Review)

GRID: On-peak power prices in April plunged by about one-third from the year before in PJM due to coronavirus shutdowns and cheap natural gas. (Platts)

MARKETING: Connecticut regulators approve a tougher set of rules for third-party energy marketers, ending a process that took six years to complete. (Greenwich Time)

PIPELINES: Attorneys general from 10 states, including five in the Northeast, write to federal regulators requesting a moratorium on approvals of natural gas infrastructure during the coronavirus pandemic. (The Hill)

DISTRIBUTED ENERGY: A Northeastern construction management firm says several opportunities exist for utilities in distributed energy production. (POWER Magazine) 

TRANSPORTATION: A New York legislator calls for an investigation of gasoline prices as they have not dropped as much as national averages during the coronavirus pandemic. (CSP)

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RENEWABLE ENERGY: Several towns urge the Long Island Power Authority to allow community choice aggregation. (East Hampton Star)

COMMENTARY: A former state official says Massachusetts could become a leader in the emerging fusion industry with a promising startup that was spun out of MIT. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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.