PIPELINES: As Colonial Pipeline operators continue trying to restore service after a ransomware attack, experts don’t expect New England to see gas shortages or extreme price hikes. (Boston Globe)

ALSO: Still, the cyberattack is being attributed to a rise in gas prices from New York to Massachusetts. (Syracuse.com, CBS 4 Boston)

OFFSHORE WIND:
The Biden administration will reportedly announce Vineyard Wind’s final permit today, marking the country’s first completely permitted, utility-scale offshore wind farm. (New York Times)
The developer of the Boardwalk Power Link transmission project — which could bring New Jersey’s offshore wind power ashore — has wrapped up a second round of oceanographic surveying. (news release)

NATURAL GAS:
Pennsylvania’s utility regulator is hosting two public hearings for residents to voice their concerns over a controversial natural gas reliability station that would be sited near businesses and homes. (CBS 3 Philly)
Eversource-sponsored activity books touting natural gas as an “invisible friend” were handed out to students at an elementary school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Associated Press)

SOLAR:
•  New Jersey residents sue their township over concerns that a 600-acre solar array and related infrastructure would weaken agricultural soil quality and property values. (NJ.com, subscription)
•  A solar developer has finished a series of solar arrays for Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, but the state’s virtual net metering cap limits further capacity additions.

RELIABILITY: A report by a Connecticut emergency management agency finds that a Category 2 hurricane could cause month-long power outages in the state, while a Category 3 storm would knock out power for months. (NBC Connecticut)

EFFICIENCY: Ithaca, New York, will soon require new buildings to produce 40% fewer emissions than required by the state’s energy efficiency requirements. (Ithaca Voice)

GRID: A Pennsylvania utility intends to inject certain aging distribution lines with a fluid mix that it says will prolong the life of the infrastructure by decades. (news release)

COMMENTARY:
Something is missing in the Indian Point closure discourse: any talk of Irene Dickinson, “the mother of the anti-nuclear movement,” says the director of a water quality academic program. (lohud.com)
Three Vermont officials say the state can reach its 2025 emissions reduction target by taking actions like swapping out 46,000 gasoline vehicles for electric ones — but “little time remains to do this work.(Vermont Business Magazine)

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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.