CLIMATE: Massachusetts legislators refile the same climate bill that Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed last week with the intent to override any veto that may occur. (WBUR)

ALSO:
A top official charged with preparing New Jersey for the effects of climate change says local governments need to take more responsibility for preparation costs and not rely on state and federal aid. (NJ Spotlight)
Climate laws are introduced in Providence that would create a city sustainability office with its own budget and require large building owners to track energy use. (Providence Journal)

EMISSIONS: Pennsylvania officials receive 13,000 public comments on a proposal to join a regional cap-and-trade emissions agreement as energy businesses are divided over the concept. (StateImpact Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) 

PIPELINES: The U.S. Supreme Court is set to consider today whether to take up a lower court ruling that stopped the PennEast pipeline from seizing state land from New Jersey. (E&E News, subscription required)

TRANSMISSION:
Maine opponents of a power line from Canada submit 100,000 signatures in a second attempt to defeat the project with a statewide ballot initiative. (MainePublic)
New York regulators approve a 93-mile transmission line intended to move renewable power from upstate areas closer to load centers around New York City. (Observer-Dispatch)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: The Delaware Senate passes a renewable energy standard bill that would require 40% of electricity come from renewable resources by 2035. (DelawarePublic) 

SOLAR: A Maine town joins a collaborative of several communities seeking to craft a joint proposal for a solar project that would serve all of the member towns. (Portsmouth Herald)

UTILITIES: A legislative audit finds that Maryland regulators fail to monitor compliance with utility merger orders including whether required gifts to charities are ever made. (Baltimore Sun)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Maine resort community will install electric vehicle charging stations partially funded with grants from a quasi-public state agency. (Portland Press Herald)

COMMENTARY:
An editorial board in Connecticut says more concrete steps to confront climate change must be taken, including the denial of permits for new fossil-fuel power plants. (CT Insider)
A city councilor in Massachusetts says a state proposal to provide more incentives for a proposed biomass power plant endangers public health. (Masslive)

Bill Opalka

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.