GAS: In the eleventh hour, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy stops the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission from voting on a contract to build a disputed gas-fired peaker plant, saying the plan needs further consideration. (NorthJersey.com)

ALSO: A Pennsylvania energy company looks to convert the methane released from a Maine landfill into natural gas either to pump into local pipelines or to fuel trucks and buses. (Bangor Daily News)

WIND: New York’s renewable energy siting office issues a critical permit for a 184.8 MW wind farm in rural Orleans County. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

TRANSIT:
Critics of a $4.7 billion plan to widen the New Jersey transitway leading into the Holland Tunnel detail concerns including increased greenhouse gas emissions. (NJ Advance Media)
Environmentalists question why Massachusetts officials plan to buy 12 propane-fueled school buses for Boston schools when the city should be transitioning toward electric versions. (Boston Globe)

UTILITIES:
Maine advocates in favor of taking over the state’s investor-owned utilities to form a semi-public power authority may have to wait until 2023 to pose the plan to voters, as the ongoing pandemic has held up necessary signature collection efforts. (Associated Press)
New Hampshire’s utility regulator begins the rule-making process to dictate how community power programs will operate in the state. (New Hampshire Public Radio)
J.D. Power’s most-recent electric utility residential customer satisfaction study ranked PPL Electric Utilities above all other large eastern U.S. power utilities. (news release)

CLIMATE:
Damages in Vermont from increased flooding as a result of the climate crisis may cost the state $5.3 billion over the next century, according to new research out of the University of Vermont. (NBC 5)
Researchers from Yale University and the Natural Areas Conservancy will study New York City’s Central Park to investigate climate change’s impact on urban parks and green spaces. (CityLimits)

WORKFORCE: New York’s LaGuardia Community College teams up with two organizations to train 75 unemployed and underemployed people to join the clean energy field as heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians. (QNS)

HYDROPOWER: Eight Rhode Island schools sign 20-year net metering agreements to receive power from a 1.3 MW hydroelectric facility in Pawtucket. (news release)

Bridget Reed Morawski

Bridget is a freelance reporter and newsletter writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. She compiles the Northeast Energy News digest. Bridget primarily writes about energy, conservation and the environment. Originally from Philadelphia, she graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a degree in journalism and a minor in environmental studies. When she isn’t working on a story, she’s normally on a northern Maine lake or traveling abroad to practice her Spanish language skills.