GRID: Central Maine Power’s parent company and NextEra Energy continue sparring over pricey circuit breaker upgrades at the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, which are necessary to connect the Maine utility’s power line to the regional grid. (Boston Globe)

ALSO: Maine’s highest court considers arguments regarding whether the multi-part November voter referendum on the Central Maine Power transmission line should be split into three separate questions. (Portland Press Herald)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
In Boston, a new electric vehicle rental program offers income-tiered prices, allowing those who receive city social services to access the vehicles for half the price. (Boston Globe)
A New York City lawmaker proposes a bill that would make it a state felony for any electric vehicle rider, including those on e-bicycles and e-scooters, to abandon the scene of a crash.  (Streetsblog NYC)

FINANCE: The New Jersey State Investment Council considers investing up to $200 million in a private-equity climate fund as environmentalists urge the state pension fund to go further and fully divest from its fossil fuel investments. (NJ Spotlight)

CLIMATE: In Washington, D.C., Potomac Electric Power Co. files a climate solutions plan heavy on electric vehicle adoption and building decarbonization, but detailed plans won’t be available for several months. (UtilityDive)

SOLAR: Two small Maine solar arrays were approved by a local board months ago, but work is on hold because of the large backlog of solar projects trying to interconnect with Central Maine Power. (Advertiser Democrat)

NATURAL GAS: A Massachusetts utility intends to decommission an old 20 MW fossil fuel-fired facility as it looks to construct a new 55 MW natural gas-fired peaker plant, but activists say the closure isn’t a major concession as the smaller plant was overdue for closure.

PIPELINES: Pennsylvania grants $42,000 for the construction of a natural gas pipeline connection for a business park in a western Pennsylvania county. (YourErie.com) 

COMMENTARY: A Maine Republican lawmaker with a background in forestry claims Central Maine Power’s transmission corridor is nearly twice as wide as its permit allows and calls on the state’s environmental officials to step in. (Kennebec Journal and Maine Sentinel)