GAS: Maryland’s public advocate wants the state utility commission to investigate false marketing claims regarding how “clean” gas power is, but the regulator cites a climate denier as it asserts there is no such thing as clean energy. (Inside Climate News)

UTILITIES: Opponents and supporters of seizing the assets of Maine’s investor-owned utilities to form a nonprofit public utility each file thousands of signatures with the state, aiming to let voters decide. (News Center Maine)

SOLAR:
• Two Pennsylvania utilities want to incentivize building new solar projects in their territories, a sign that the resource is becoming mainstream. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
• In Amherst, Massachusetts, school roofs, parking lots and other assets may be the best place to install more solar and battery storage, according to a municipally funded study. (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

CLIMATE:
• A new poll finds New Jersey residents don’t think many organizations or entities that have a role in fighting the climate crisis are doing it well, according to a new poll from Rutgers University. (NorthJersey.com)
• NJ Transit has undertaken climate resiliency projects in the years since hundreds of its train cars flooded during 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, but environmentalists say the agency needs to do more to mitigate the climate crisis. (WNYC)
• Widespread damage in Hoboken, New Jersey, from Hurricane Sandy resulted in a slew of infrastructure upgrades and projects that reduced the city’s weaknesses during storm surges. (New Jersey Monitor)

FOSSIL FUELS:
• Eversource’s top executive warns the federal government that he is “deeply concerned” New England gas shortages may lead to power shortages this upcoming winter season. (State House News Service)
• A Massachusetts valve company wants to help the oil and gas industry with a new valve they say should help significantly reduce emission leaks in distribution networks. (Boston Globe)
• A truck carrying home heating oil overturns on a Connecticut road, causing a small oil spill. (CT Post)

BUILDINGS: New York City’s continued construction along the waterfront despite climate goals and pledges shows how even the most progressive places can be resistant to climate mitigation. (New York Times)

OFFSHORE WIND: Some observers say investing in offshore wind projects in Connecticut isn’t straightforward, with duplicative processes and an undeveloped “offshore wind identity.” (The Day)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A New York school district plans a $13.5 million project to develop a modern school transportation facility that can support electric vehicles. (Post-Star)

GRID:
• Every state within PJM Interconnection’s territory tells the grid operator to accelerate processing 250 GW worth of interconnection requests. (PV Magazine)
• Maryland’s Montgomery County finishes construction of what officials say is the largest bus microgrid and vehicle charging infrastructure project in the country. (news release)

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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.