EQUITY: A new coalition seeks to amplify the voices of Appalachia’s people of color, including those in Pennsylvania, whose stories and experiences are often left out of policy discussions about energy and other issues in the region. (Energy News Network)

FOSSIL FUELS: The debate over using oil-and-gas wastewater to limit ice and dust on rural Pennsylvania roads has heated up in recent months after a recent study found the practice was harmful to both nearby waterways and roadways. (Bay Journal)

TRANSPORTATION:
Development is underway to bring 200 fast chargers to an industrial park outside of New York City, which would purportedly make it the largest electric vehicle charging center in the country. (news release)
National Grid has installed 15 pole-mounted chargers around Melrose, Massachusetts, which already has heard from residents that the new chargers make them consider purchasing an electric vehicle. (Boston Globe)

UTILITIES:
Two New York lawmakers want Long Island Power Authority to hold off on voting on a new contract with PSEG Long Island until after the state attorney general concludes an inquiry into the latter. (Newsday)
Hundreds of filed public comments implore New York’s utility regulator to reject National Grid’s proposed delivery rate increase and gas line expansion. (ABC News 10)

GRID:
PJM Interconnection wholesale power prices in October were up almost 200% year-over-year. (S&P Global)
New York’s grid operator says there should be enough online power generating resources to meet demand this winter. (Rome Sentinel)

CLIMATE:
A Pennsylvania dairy farmer discusses how his family farm’s methane digesters cut down on emissions while generating revenue. (WBUR)
Some of Maine’s most iconic birds, including the common loon, may disappear from the state as climate change destroys their ecosystems or forces migration. (News Center Maine)

SOLAR:
A coastal Maine town hosts the state’s first agrivoltaic project on a blueberry field a 4 MW array that should begin generation in early December. (Bangor Daily News)
The Augusta, Maine, planning board unanimously approves a 20 MW solar array that adheres to recently instituted solar project aesthetics rules. (Kennebec Journal)
Another Maine town implements new solar guidelines allowing utility-scale arrays to power the grid; a local ordinance previously only permitted solar to power same-site demand. (Scarborough Leader)

GEOTHERMAL: A new University of Massachusetts medical center will use a geothermal heating and cooling system to reduce its emissions by 55%. (Engineering News-Record)