CLIMATE: Hoboken, New Jersey files suit in state court against Exxon and other oil companies alleging they knew of the harmful effects of burning fossil fuels on the climate. (InsideClimateNews)

PIPELINES: The battle in New Jersey over the PennEast pipeline may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court as parties await a filing from the federal government. (NJ Spotlight)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Public electric vehicle charging stations are appearing in a northern Maine county despite low levels of adoption so far. (Bangor Daily News)

SOLAR: An 80 MW solar array is planned for a former coal ash basin near a defunct power plant in northern Pennsylvania. (Pennlive.com)

FRACKING: A poll commissioned by Pennsylvania environmental groups shows two-thirds of state residents support stricter regulations of fracking. (PGH City Paper)

OFFSHORE WIND:
The Vineyard Wind project is among dozens of energy proposals the Interior Department sought to fast-track during the pandemic, according to a recently released document. (E&E News)
Orsted releases a virtual reality tour of what it says the 99 turbines it plans 15 miles from the New Jersey shore will look like. (NBC Philadelphia)

CLEAN ENERGY: Pennsylvania agricultural businesses are awarded $310,000 for upgrades in a federal program to promote clean energy in rural districts along with $320,000 for projects in Maine. (The Daily Item, Portland Press Herald) 

COMMENTARY:
The Natural Resources Defense Council says utility shutoffs must be delayed as regulators fail to assess their impact on low-income customers.
Environmental justice advocates urge the Massachusetts senate to remove biomass incentives from pending climate legislation as a proposed plant in Springfield would disproportionately harm low-income residents. (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

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.