PIPELINES: The U.S. Supreme Court decides the company behind the PennEast pipeline project can seize New Jersey’s state-owned lands, but environmental advocates and state officials say they will continue to fight the project. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

ALSO:
Some fear the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision could open the doors for a separate pipeline project that Maryland advocates have been trying to fend off. (Maryland Matters)
New England states should build compressed natural gas storage sites and buy CNG in the cheaper summer months to protect against winter weather emergencies, according to a recent Carnegie Mellon University study. (Pittsburgh Business Times, subscription)

RENEWABLE ENERGY:
Western New York towns and advocacy groups are suing the state’s renewable energy siting office over claims it didn’t comply with environmental review rules, among other allegations. (Niagara Gazette)
Maine regulators approve contracts with the state’s investor-owned utilities for six new solar projects and one already-built wind farm. (Portland Press Herald)

SOLAR:
A University of Connecticut research team builds a solar tree that visitors will be able to use to charge devices and learn more about the renewable energy source. (Energy News Network)
Small rooftop solar projects supplying Baltimore Gas & Electric and a New Jersey school district come online. (news release, news release)

GRID: Transmission line upgrades came to Lewiston, Maine, more quickly than expected, raising the site valuation and allowing the city to lower the residential property tax this year. (Lewiston Sun Journal)

CLIMATE: Massachusetts’ expansive climate law took effect last week, kicking off a series of changes and requirements through 2021 and 2022. (Associated Press)

OFFSHORE WIND: Advocates say the thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars fueling the burgeoning offshore wind industry in Massachusetts should be used to close the racial wealth gap. (Boston Globe)

UTILITIES: In Maine, several of Versant Power’s rates change tomorrow, with some slightly falling. (WABI 5)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
A Rhode Island wastewater treatment facility uses an electric vehicle to transfer power back to the grid when the car isn’t on the road. (news release)
Maryland’s transportation agency wants to know which companies can help “plan, provide, operate, and maintain facilities for bus electrification,” potentially with the use of microgrids. (news release)