GAS: Federal energy regulators won’t withdraw an earlier approval of a Massachusetts compressor station, despite acknowledging the certification never should’ve been granted due to the proximity of environmental justice communities. (Patriot Ledger)

CLIMATE:
Over 100 New Jersey advocacy groups sue Gov. Phil Murphy to push his administration to take more ambitious climate action, namely by halving emissions by 2030. (NJ Advance Media)
In his annual address, Delaware Gov. John Carney highlights priorities including public transit, electric vehicle infrastructure and climate change mitigation. (Delaware News Journal)
Multiple Maine companies band together to form a new group dubbed ClimateWork Maine to help grow businesses in a climate-conscious way. (WMTW)

TRANSPORTATION:
The Federal Transit Administration reprioritizes the urgency of completing the Hudson Tunnel Project, unlocking the commuter rail project’s eligibility for federal grants. (NorthJersey.com)
The Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority is having a hard time electrifying its bus fleet due to a federal transportation funding stipulation requiring the use of certain American-made materials. (RTO Insider, subscription)
New York adds $12 million to a residential electric vehicle rebate program and nearly $3 million to a fund to help municipalities buy and install electric vehicles and related infrastructure. (SI Live)

COAL: A Pittsburgh-area watershed group says the state shouldn’t renew a coal mine’s permit over numerous unresolved environmental concerns, including water supply issues. (Trib Live)

HYDROGEN: A semiconductor company partners with a Vermont gas utility and a local university to build a green hydrogen plant to heat its manufacturing facility. (VT Digger)

HYDROPOWER: Knowing National Grid won’t renew a critical hydroelectric contract, a councilmember and the mayor of a small New York town clash over the feasibility of forming a municipal electric utility to replace lost revenue. (NNY360, 7 News)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Most Massachusetts residents’ trash is incinerated, but an emphasis on waste reduction would minimize the need for waste-to-energy facilities. (WBUR)

RATES:
New York regulators give National Grid a rate hike less than a third as large as the utility wanted. (WGRZ)
The New York Power Authority considers raising its electric service cost by around 20% due to rising estimated energy market prices. (Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals)

UTILITIES: A Vermont radio station examines why the co-op model, applied to industries including electric utilities and local agriculture, is so abundant in the Granite State. (Vermont Public Radio)

COMMENTARY: New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts recently joined West Coast states in adopting a policy to accelerate the use of electric trucks. (Energy News Network)

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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.