RENEWABLE ENERGY: A Connecticut solar developer sues the federal government over its approval of the Vineyard Wind offshore project, citing hurricane resistance and endangered species protection concerns. (Reuters)

ALSO: A New Jersey industry group claims to have calculated the cost of the state’s clean energy goals to its 45,000 members — an analysis state regulators also hired a consultant to complete but won’t be finished for the next year and a half. (NJ Spotlight)

PIPELINES: Residents of a Philadelphia-area county and some of their representatives blame a recent series of sinkholes on Mariner East 2 pipeline construction work. (Patch)

UTILITIES:
Maine’s legislature fails to secure enough votes to override the governor’s recent veto of a consumer takeover of the state’s biggest electric utilities. (Maine Public)
A nonprofit claims 1.2 million New York households owe over $1.5 billion in unpaid energy bills — an increase from $745 million when the pandemic began. (Spectrum News 1)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: One of the largest anaerobic digesters on the East Coast is expected to be operational by the end of 2021, in anticipation of a new Maryland law requiring certain food producers and sellers to bring their organic waste to composters or anaerobic digesters. (Maryland Matters)

CLIMATE:
Mini golf, anyone? An 18-hole course in New York City’s Brooklyn borough tries educating recreators about the climate crisis while having a little fun. (Reuters)
Southwestern Pennsylvanians may benefit the most from a proposed federal carbon emissions policy, with a new analysis predicting the state would see 580 fewer air quality-related deaths per year by 2030. (The Allegheny Front)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: National Grid will pay consumers $20 each time it stops their electric vehicles from charging during peak demand — but only if they’re already plugged in when the utility interrupts service. (Torque News)

SOLAR:
A Baltimore-area county enters into a solar power purchase agreement that will provide over half of its energy use. (The Daily Record, subscription)
Construction of a small community solar project in a central Vermont town begins. (Valley News)

COMMENTARY: Two Connecticut River advocates argue that hydropower companies need to ask the public what they’d like from the companies’ legally mandated public recreation offerings. (VT Digger)

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.