GAS: Environmentalists petition New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and several other public officials to stop a proposed expansion of a Brooklyn liquified natural gas facility. (Gothamist)

ALSO: Equipment failure at a UGI natural gas hub left 1,400 homes without heat yesterday in a northeastern Pennsylvania county, forcing many to purchase plug-in heaters while they wait for service to return. (WNEP)

GRID:
ISO-New England proposes gradually striking its disputed minimum offer price rule through a two-year transition plan. (RTO Insider, subscription)
Power demand on the New England grid during tomorrow’s expected storm may surge up to 19,250 MW — or roughly 460 MW shy of ISO-New England’s expected wintertime peak power demand. (S&P Global)
The Conservation Law Foundation appeals a license granted by Massachusetts environmental officials to construct a contentious electrical substation on the East Boston waterfront. (WBUR)

EQUITY: Although the city is no longer mainly an industrial hub, Pittsburgh residents still face some of the highest levels of air pollution and cancer risk in the country. (Yale Environment 360)

WIND:
Some fishing industry workers off the New York and New Jersey coasts aren’t impressed with federal regulators’ proposed stakeholder engagement protocol that offshore wind developers would have to meet, saying it lacks an enforcement mechanism. (RTO Insider, subscription)
PJM Interconnection and New Jersey’s utility regulator seek federal authorization for a planned offshore wind transmission solicitation. (reNEWS Biz)
Two Rhode Island shipyards will build worker transportation boats for three Northeast offshore wind farms jointly under development by Ørsted and Eversource. (Providence Business News)

STORMS:
A major winter storm set to barrel through the U.S. Northeast leads utilities and public officials to take storm hardening measures in Massachusetts, Delaware, New York and beyond. (WHDH, Delaware News Journal, news release, Portland Press Herald)
Eversource says forecasters’ uncertain snowfall predictions for the storm are making it difficult to plan for outages and storm recovery in Connecticut, but the utility calls in hundreds of mutual assistance teams to assist in Massachusetts. (News Times, WHDH)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: New York utility regulators schedule a public meeting to discuss an anaerobic digester biogas project that would require the construction of two pipelines and a processing center. (The Citizen)

TRANSPORTATION: In Rhode Island, transit and business advocates question whether an up-to-$247 million Amtrak station at a Warwick airport is necessary given other existing transit connections. (Providence Business News)

UTILITY BILLS: Connecticut nonprofits discuss the need for continued utility assistance support at a roundtable with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, highlighting how community needs have shifted during the pandemic. (New Haven Register)

GEOTHERMAL: Eversource and Framingham, Massachusetts, plan to begin construction of a geothermal pilot project to heat and cool around 100 homes and businesses in mid-2022. (news release)

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.