EMISSIONS: The Pennsylvania House passes a bill to prevent the state from joining a regional emissions compact as environmental officials release a report that says membership would save hundreds of lives. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

FINANCE: Connecticut’s green bank unveils $1,000 “mini green bonds” that allow the public to help fund clean energy projects. (Energy News Network)

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TRANSMISSION:
• The New York Power Authority releases a transmission plan to “unbottle” about 1,000 MW of proposed renewable energy projects in the northern part of the state. (E&E News, subscription required)
• Maine’s secretary of state finalizes wording for a ballot question that seeks to reverse regulators’ approval of a powerline to import Canadian hydropower. (NewsCenterMaine)
• PJM dusts off a never-used mechanism to allow states to pay for transmission needed to help meet their renewable energy goals. (RTO Insider, subscription required)

PIPELINES:
• PennEast Pipeline developers say they are committed to the project as they await a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, which asked for additional filings from federal officials. (CentralJersey.com)
• Hearings open on an 18-mile natural gas pipeline in eastern Maryland that has been in the works for 20 years. (WMDT)

EFFICIENCY:
• A New York real estate firm seeks proposals to turn its office campus into “smart buildings” retrofitted with innovative technologies to enhance sustainability. (Smart Cities World)
• New England’s largest utility restarts in-home energy efficiency services with COVID-19 protocols in place. (news release) 

SOLAR: Delaware increases grants for residential solar installations and raises the cap for individual projects to $25,000. (DelawarePublic.org)

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TRANSPORTATION: A riders’ group says half of New York City’s subway system is at risk of elimination unless billions in federal aid helps it overcome a drop in revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (E&E News, subscription required)

COMMENTARY: An editorial board says a Pennsylvania grand jury report on the fracking industry succeeds in state Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s goal to “hold the frackers accountable.” (Herald Standard)

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.