RENEWABLE ENERGY: Maine regulators reject a request from losing bidders to reconsider awards in a state renewable energy procurement program. (Bangor Daily News)

• As Massachusetts studies a transition away from gas, an energy expert says a “complicated set of issues” will be confronted as fewer customers will pay for maintenance of the distribution system. (Grist)
• Thousands of customers are left without gas service in Connecticut as an unexplained drop in pressure occurs. (The Advocate)

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By a 4-1 margin, voters in a Maine town approve leasing a closed landfill for solar development. (Sun Journal)
A new firm launches in Vermont to optimize solar farm performance year-round across New England. (Vermont Biz)

TRANSPORTATION: As many suburban workers continue to work from home, transit agencies in Massachusetts and elsewhere consider shifting funds from commuter rail to local bus service. (Trains)

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POLITICS: The fate of legislators in Pennsylvania who favor more aggressive climate and clean energy action could be unclear for days as votes continue to be counted. (E&E News, subscription required)

UTILITIES: A Delaware utility launches a mentoring and career path program for students to prepare them for jobs in the energy industry. (Coastal Point)

Bill is a freelance journalist based outside Albany, New York. As a former New England correspondent for RTO Insider, he has written about energy for newspapers, magazines and other publications for more than 20 years. He has an extensive career in trade publications and newspapers, mostly focused on the utility sector, covering such issues as restructuring, renewable energy and consumer affairs. Bill covers Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire and also compiles the Northeast Energy News daily email digest.