SOLAR: An energy developer reverses course after public outcry over its plan to demolish a historic drive-in movie theater in Pennsylvania and install a solar farm, saying it will no longer pursue the project. (Morning Call)

ALSO:
A clean energy investment company and a solar installer announce a partnership to build a 6.7 MW array in Maine that will sell power to residents. (PV Magazine)
Nautilus Solar Energy opens a 2 MW solar array outside Baltimore, with half of its power going to low- and moderate-income customers. (WBAL)

NATURAL GAS: A leaking gas pipe appears to be responsible for high carbon monoxide levels that sent 53 people at a Catskills-area youth summer camp to nearby hospitals. (Times Union)

PIPELINES:
• Pennsylvania’s utility regulator approves a $1 million fine against Energy Transfer LP over a 2018 natural gas pipeline explosion that destroyed a home. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
• The Portland Pipe Line Corp. ends its legal fight against a South Portland, Maine, law that barred the loading of crude oil into tankers in the city’s harbor. (Portland Press Herald)
• Two pipeline inspectors say Shell fired them after reporting a potential leak hazard on a volatile liquid pipeline that fed into the company’s petrochemical plant outside Pittsburgh. (E&E News)

UTILITIES:
• New York state reaches an $86 million settlement with four utilities over their failures to prepare for and respond to 2020’s Tropical Storm Isaias. (CBSN New York)
• Hanover, New Hampshire, becomes the third municipality in the state to vote to launch a community power program. (NHPR)
• New York’s Public Service Commission approves a 100 MW energy storage project in Astoria, Queens, which is part of Con Edison’s required deployment of more storage in the city. (news release)

TRANSPORTATION:
• A Pennsylvania commission is weighing ways to fund road and bridge repairs without a gasoline tax, though the alternatives could end up being more expensive for taxpayers. (CBSN Pittsburgh)
• Massachusetts lawmakers approve a $350 million transportation bill, adding $150 million to the original proposal for electric vehicle spending and bus lanes. (CommonWealth Magazine)
• New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio escalates a push to institute congestion pricing in lower Manhattan to hopefully boost public transit usage. (Gothamist)

WIND:
• Vineyard Wind signs a labor agreement with a Massachusetts construction union to ensure area residents and union members are hired to build the offshore wind project. (news release)
• New Jersey hires global construction firm AECOM Tishman to manage the building of an offshore wind manufacturing facility in the state. (news release)

BIOFUEL: Governors of both Connecticut and Rhode Island signed mandates this week that will require greater use of biofuel-based heating oil over the next decade. (Biofuels Digest)

POLITICS: Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York will introduce a “Green New Deal for Public Schools” today that proposes allocating $446 billion to efficiently retrofit schools. (Washington Post)

HYDROPOWER: The New York Power Authority awards a $275 million contract for mechanical and electrical upgrades to its Niagara River hydroelectric plant as part of a 15-year modernization project. (news release)

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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.