CONSUMERS: Some New Hampshire Democrats say Gov. Chris Sununu’s clean energy plan enacted this summer helps fossil fuel companies but fails to support residents and businesses poised to receive high energy bills this winter. (InDepth NH)

STORMS:
Roughly 165,000 New England homes are still without power as of 6:47 a.m., most of which are in Massachusetts. (PowerOutage.US)
Some Cape Cod towns may have electricity by Friday afternoon, but others aren’t likely to have power restored until Saturday at 6 p.m. (Cape Cod Times)
Crews with Vermont utility Green Mountain Power first assisted Portland, Maine, with storm recovery before heading down the coast to Cape Cod. (NBC 5)

REGULATION:
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf forms an environmental justice office within the state environmental protection department. (Pennsylvania Capital Star)
Maine regulators want utilities to explain what rate design changes would encourage faster deployment of clean energy technologies, such as heat pumps. (Utility Dive)

GRID:
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm urges a ‘no’ vote on the upcoming ballot initiative opposing the Central Maine Power corridor. (Bangor Daily News)
A survey conducted by a Maine-based research company indicates most voters are inclined to vote in favor of the Central Maine Power project. (Portland Press Herald)

GAS: Some observers say New York regulators’s refusal to issue permits for two gas-fired power plants spells the end of new fossil fuel plants in the state. (E&E News, subscription)

EFFICIENCY: A New Hampshire legislative committee recommends capping how much the system benefits charge can rise, effectively limiting energy efficiency project funds. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

TRANSPORTATION: South Portland, Maine, works on an ordinance mandating that new and rebuilt parking lots include electric vehicle charging infrastructure. (Portland Press Herald)

NUCLEAR: Several New York towns, a school district and an environmental nonprofit will split $15 million from the Indian Point closure settlement. (Rockland/Westchester Journal News)

WIND:
New Jersey officials receive bids from six global renewable development companies to lease sections of a new offshore wind energy port. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
An energy developer and a utility propose several joint offshore wind transmission projects in New Jersey collectively named the Coastal Wind Link. (North American Wind Power)

CLIMATE:
Pennsylvania’s state Senate votes to denounce the governor’s desire to enter the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; the state House will consider the rebuke. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)
Five Massachusetts grant programs recently funded $2.9 million worth of climate initiatives, such as energy efficiency measures, at dozens of local farms. (Boston Globe)

SOLAR:
A planned 7 MW solar array atop a former landfill near Buffalo, New York, gives a community hope that the site will be cleaned up and held to modern environmental standards. (Buffalo News)
New Jersey regulators approve almost 165 MW of community solar projects, all of which must reserve just over half of their capacity for low- to moderate-income people. (news release)
An energy developer says it’s poised to install 100 MW of community solar projects across New York and Massachusetts this year. (news release)