FINANCE: After years of activism without results, students at several colleges — including Yale, Princeton and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — file legal complaints with their state attorneys general to force fossil fuel divestment. (Washington Post)

GRID:
Lawyers representing the controversial New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line file new legal briefs maintaining that Maine voters’ decision to stop further construction is unconstitutional. (Portland Press Herald)
ISO-New England grapples with federal regulators’ decision to temporarily allow the Killingly Energy Center into the capacity auction, as it could delay the auction’s results and the grid operator’s ability to work on next year’s auction. (RTO Insider, subscription)

FOSSIL FUELS:
Fracking in Pennsylvania has negatively affected both the drinking water quality and the health of infants where pregnant women live in the state, according to a new study by University of Rochester and University of Kentucky researchers who examined state health department data. (Clean Technica)
Pennsylvania’s top official for oil and gas programs, who held the role since 2011, abruptly resigns over personal matters, but a replacement hasn’t been announced. (WHYY)

CLIMATE: In a hearing, Maryland legislators debate passing a climate solutions act that would strengthen the state emissions reduction and require building electrification measures; commercial real estate and fossil fuel interests say the proposal goes “too far, too fast.(Maryland Matters, Baltimore Sun)

SOLAR:
An energy supplier signs 55 MW worth of power purchase agreements to help popular Mid-Atlantic convenience store Sheetz operate over half of its Pennsylvania facilities with state-based solar energy. (news release)
A small western Maine town discusses whether to join a community solar sharing plan, which would save them 15% on energy bills. (Bethel Citizen)

OFFSHORE WIND: New Hampshire isn’t doing enough to take advantage of the immense potential for offshore wind energy along its coast, environmental advocates argue. (Concord Monitor)

UTILITY BILLS: Over 1 million New York homes owe more than $1.7 billion in energy and utility charges, a problem advocates say needs to be addressed in the state budget. (SI Live)

EFFICIENCY:
A New York bakery claims to be the country’s first commercial bakery to operate completely with renewable energy as it reopens its doors in a $4 million net-zero facility. (news release)
Con Edison tells a Manhattan condo building wanting to replace its oil-fired boiler that it will cost over $3 million to install a new model in line with the state’s climate plan. (Habitat)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A central Maine town installs its first public electric vehicle chargers, while the fastest public chargers in Vermont have been installed in South Burlington. (Sun Journal, news release)

JOBS: A central New York college finishes construction on a $16 million hands-on clean energy education center. (Spectrum News 1)

Bridget Reed Morawski

Bridget is a freelance reporter and newsletter writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. She compiles the Northeast Energy News digest. Bridget primarily writes about energy, conservation and the environment. Originally from Philadelphia, she graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a degree in journalism and a minor in environmental studies. When she isn’t working on a story, she’s normally on a northern Maine lake or traveling abroad to practice her Spanish language skills.