GAS: Connecticut climate and consumer advocates want the state to end a gas heat conversion incentive program for homeowners early because it fails to benefit ratepayers and may strand assets. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
A Pittsburgh bridge collapse forced nearby residents to evacuate Friday morning due to damaged natural gas lines. (Sentinel)
National Grid stops pursuing a nearly $80 million natural gas pipeline across the Hudson River near Albany, New York, as part of a rate settlement. (Times Union)

FINANCE: An economic development partnership focused on the Great Lakes region  highlights $4.5 billion worth of investment opportunities in clean energy and environmental projects, including a nonprofit green bank. (Energy News Network)

CLIMATE:
The attorneys general of Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania push federal regulators to develop workplace safety standards around climate change-induced extreme heat. (Brooklyn Eagle, news release)
Some Maine crops struggle through the winter as inconsistent snowfall reduces the amount of critical winter snow cover needed to insulate and protect the plants. (News Center Maine)

SOLAR:
After about a decade of industry incentives, New Jersey regulators discuss cutting back on solar array subsidies. (NJ Spotlight)
A newspaper dives deep into the significant advocacy both for and against ground-mounted solar development in a rural New York town. (Times Union)
Ground-mounted solar arrays have led to significant old growth forest loss in Rhode Island, a lawmaker says, spurring the introduction of a preservation act to halt any harvesting or cutting of certain forests. (ecoRI)
A Maine town board votes against a solar net metering agreement because it felt compensation was too low and the contract was too long. (Rumford Falls Times)

TRANSPORTATION:
A pro-public transportation coalition in the Washington, D.C., area issues a report advocating for expanded, modernized regional bus services despite low ridership and funding predictions. (Washington Post)
Oswego, New York, will soon see six new electric vehicle charging stations installed throughout the city for free public use. (NNY360)

GRID:
A Saturday nor’easter temporarily left hundreds of thousands of Northeast residents without power; a national outage tracker shows power has generally been restored in the region. (Boston Globe, PowerOutages.US)
New York’s grid operator wants clean energy resources to be exempt from capacity auction price floors, but advocates don’t want the reform to include metrics for gauging reliability during peak demand. (Utility Dive)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: In New Jersey, an anaerobic digester project capable of converting 1,400 tons of organic waste into biomethane every day receives all required permits. (Bioenergy Insight)

OFFSHORE WIND:
A Maine working group discusses a potential recommendation to broaden the state’s offshore wind development prohibition to 75 miles from shore, extending into federal waters. (RTO Insider, subscription)
PJM Interconnection and New Jersey state officials hope other states and grid operators can replicate their offshore wind transmission development plan. (S&P Global)
Federal transportation officials grant $25 million to fund offshore wind development in south Brooklyn. (Brooklyn Eagle)

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.