OIL & GAS: Pennsylvania’s attorney general will pursue charges, including nine felonies, against an oil and gas operator for pollution incidents made notorious by the 2010 film Gasland. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

ALSO: Environmentalists from four states urge the Delaware River Basin Commission to reverse its approval of a liquified natural gas export terminal in southern New Jersey. (NJ Spotlight)

***SPONSORED LINK: Applications are now open for the Veterans Advanced Energy Fellowship, a yearlong program for high-performing, high-potential military veterans in advanced energy, presented by the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. Learn more at www.vetsenergyproject.org/fellowship.***

SOLAR:
• A new study of New Hampshire and other states finds a lack of clarity on community solar policy is holding back development. (Energy News Network)
Solar generation investors, and environmentalists and social justice advocates tell federal regulators that a petition by a New Hampshire group asking them to assert control over net metering violates federal law and wrongly asserts control over retail energy markets. (Platts, PV Magazine)
• New Hampshire officials petition regulators to intervene in the case. (NHPR)
• Critics say a Rhode Island forest plan does not go far enough to address the threat from commercial development pressure, especially from ground-mounted solar arrays. (ecoRI)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE:
• New Jersey increases efforts to bring energy to disadvantaged communities including a proposal to create an Office of Clean Energy Equity. (NJ Spotlight)
• The Rhode Island climate council recognizes a connection between environmental racism, coronavirus and the climate crisis. (ecoRI)

WIND: Inspired by shrimp, researchers develop an anchoring system that could make floating offshore wind more viable. (Energy News Network)

UTILITIES: Central Maine Power begins issuing $25 credits to customers with late or inaccurate bills as part of a state-ordered program to mitigate a problem-filled billing system rollout. (Portland Press Herald)

PIPELINES: Work begins on a 30-mile natural gas pipeline in New Jersey that a utility says will improve reliability. (Burlington County Times)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A developer proposed to turn a closed Pennsylvania power plant into a trash recycling facility that would manufacture plastic pellets and fuel. (Reading Eagle)

***SPONSORED LINK: Do you know someone who works hard to facilitate the transition to a clean energy economy? Nominate yourself or someone you know for Energy News Network’s 40 Under 40 today.***

COMMENTARY: A Vermont municipal utility describes how its Green Stimulus Program addresses COVID-19 while continuing to transition to renewable energy resources. (Utility Dive)

CLARIFICATION: An item in yesterday’s digest was misattributed to the Cape Cod Times. It was from CapeCod.com, a different publication.

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.