EMISSIONS: Pennsylvania releases a report that says emissions would drop 10 times more than they otherwise would over the next decade if the state joins a regional cap-and-trade compact. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

ALSO: A year after New York City passed a sweeping building emissions law, deadlines for initial reports will loom after the coronavirus outbreak ends. (Greentech Media)

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HEATING: Environmentalists in Vermont are divided over whether the state should use its vast forest resources for conversion to wood heat for buildings. (Energy News Network)

• New York delays a solicitation for 2,500 MW of offshore wind scheduled for the summer due to uncertainty caused by COVID-19. (E&E News, subscription required)
• Speakers at a virtual offshore wind conference say the industry will contribute to an economic recovery from the harm caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (Renewable Energy News)

OIL & GAS: A report commissioned by Rhode Island says the state could transition away from oil and gas for home heating over the next three decades at relatively low cost. (Providence Journal)

EFFICIENCY: As New Jersey regulators are preparing to release an overhaul of the state’s energy efficiency programs, stakeholders now grapple with how COVID-19 should enter the discussion over requirements and costs. (NJ Spotlight)

PIPELINES: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Bakers says local officials can shut down compressor station construction if they have concerns about social distancing at the site. (WBUR)

UTILITIES: Maine regulators says Central Maine Power shareholders, and not ratepayers, should pay for the $580,000 audit of the company’s billing system. (Portland Press Herald)

TRANSPORTATION: New York City will likely delay a plan set for next year to charge drivers extra fees for driving in certain parts of the city due to the coronavirus pandemic. (E&E News, subscription required)

GRID: Maryland joins the list of states considering leaving PJM over capacity market policies that critics say disadvantage clean energy generation. (E&E News, subscription required)

FINANCE: The Connecticut Green Bank unveils small denomination bonds for clean energy investment modeled after World War II Liberty Bonds. (Bond Buyer)

SOLAR: A 3.2 MW solar array on a former gravel pit in Vermont is now providing electricity to the grid. (news release)

COMMENTARY: A columnist says Pennsylvania bet its future on cheap natural gas from fracking that appears headed for a massive loss as energy markets crash. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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.