OIL & GAS: More than 2 million gallons of conventional drilling waste has been spread across Pennsylvania roads since 2018, even though a moratorium passed that year disallows disposal in that manner, according to a statewide nonprofit. (Allegheny Front)

ALSO:
Connecticut utility regulators fine Eversource $1.8 million over illegal, inaccurate marketing materials related to gas hook-ups and street repaving. (Hartford Courant)
While demand is predicted to remain high through Dec. 24, New England spot gas and power prices fell yesterday as more Canadian gas was pumped into the region. (S&P Global)

CLIMATE:
States involved in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative are reviewing the program for the third time since it began in 2009 as environmentalists say more ambitious targets are needed to respond to climate projections. (Energy News Network)
The leader of an architecture firm in Portland, Maine, discusses what she calls the climatological benefits of using local timber for new construction instead of steel or concrete. (MaineBiz)
Most types of Christmas trees grown in Maine are dying or irregularly growing because of the meteorological abnormalities associated with the climate crisis. (Maine Public Radio)

TRANSPORTATION:
New Jersey adopts the Advanced Clean Truck rule, requiring manufacturers to incrementally sell more zero-emission trucks in the state to phase out the use of diesel models. (NorthJersey.com)
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont wants the State Bond Commission, on which he has a seat, to approve $839 million in state transit upgrades, including $280 million to replace diesel locomotives with dual-power models and $2.5 million for electric buses. (news release)

SOLAR:
New York proposes a framework to install at least 10 GW of distributed solar by the end of the decade, with 40% of that to benefit low-to-moderate-income residents. (PV Tech)
In western New York, a solar developer and an anti-solar activist agree that the state’s renewable energy siting office doesn’t have enough resources to actually do its job. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

OFFSHORE WIND: New York’s Port of Albany will receive nearly $30 million in federal infrastructure funds to construct an offshore wind turbine manufacturing and assembly plant. (Times Union)

RATES: Federal regulators say a plan by Delmarva Power to consolidate and increase transmission rates isn’t legal. (Salisbury Daily Times)

EFFICIENCY: U.S. senators representing Northeastern states call on the federal government to release weatherization assistance and state energy funds to mitigate anticipated home heating and electricity bill spikes. (news release)

COMMENTARY: A climate nonprofit’s leader says Maine should completely reform its energy planning process to get critical generation or transmission projects across the finish line. (Bangor Daily News)