TRANSPORTATION: New York City’s transit agency plans to build a $400 million all-electric bus depot in the Queens borough, with construction expected to end in around 4.5 years. (amNY)

OIL & GAS:
If New York City officials today vote as expected to prohibit gas-powered stoves, space heaters and water boilers in all new buildings, it will become the largest U.S. city to institute such a ban. (New York Times)
Pennsylvania shale gas drillers in November requested the lowest number of permits from the state in 13 years, minimizing their gas production despite rising gas prices. (S&P Global)
Two oil trucks caught fire at a northeast Massachusetts heating oil supplier that backs up to a residential neighborhood, resulting in no reported injuries but destroying seven vehicles. (WCVB)

EFFICIENCY:
A Cape Cod energy organization appeals Massachusetts regulators’ recent ruling against a proposal to provide heat pumps, solar power and battery storage to low-income customers, saying the state missed the point of the program. (Energy News Network)
A southern New Hampshire library receives a $27,000 rebate from a local utility for energy efficiency projects in a new facility that is being constructed. (Sentinel Source)
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signals his support for those pushing the state utility regulator to reverse its controversial energy efficiency program order. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

UTILITIES: Advocates of a plan to form a publicly owned, nonprofit utility with the assets of Maine’s investor-owned electric utilities want to take advantage of existing animosity toward Central Maine Power to gain more supporters. (Spectrum News)

GRID: New York State Electric and Gas officials meet with a group of aggravated customers in the Finger Lakes region experiencing frequent and lengthy power outages. (Ithaca Voice)

CONSUMER PROTECTION:
Three Pennsylvania lawmakers file legislation to reinstitute the state’s monthly emergency financial assistance stipend, noting that many residents still are having trouble paying their bills. (Daily Local News)
New Jersey’s pandemic-related utility payment moratorium ends in just over two weeks, but other options remain for those behind on bills. (NJ.com)
Pennsylvania’s attorney general nominates a new state consumer advocate: Patrick Cicero, who has nearly 20 years of legal aid and low-income utility advocacy experience in the state. (Penn Live Patriot-News)

CLIMATE: Top Pennsylvania Republicans intend to pass a resolution against the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in another legislative maneuver meant to delay the policy’s implementation. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

SOLAR:
A small solar canopy will likely be producing power by January at a Cape Cod golf course parking lot, with final permits expected to be granted next week. (Wicked Local)
Two small community solar farms in Vermont’s Woodstock-Quechee region, including an agrivoltaic project, wrap up construction. (news release)