LABOR: A Massachusetts internship program that attracted mostly “White males from private universities” has been retooled to open doors for people of color to access clean energy job opportunities. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
A Pennsylvania community college will soon offer an electrical utility technology program, during which students will go to a First Energy training center for hands-on learning. (Tribune-Democrat)
A planned wind turbine assembly job training center near Albany, New York, will receive $1.5 million in federal funds. (Times Union)

CLIMATE:
A New York legislative proposal created by power industry lobbyists would alter the definition of “zero-emission” facilities, a measure environmentalists say would derail the state’s climate crisis mitigation trajectory. (City & State)
A preview of New Hampshire’s latest climate assessment foreshadows drier summers, more coastal flooding and warmer, wetter winters. (InDepth NH)
The leaders of two suburban Maryland counties pitch substantial climate investments in their budgets, including $95 million for a stormwater management fund in Prince George’s County. (Washington Post)

UTILITIES: A lawsuit brought by a Pennsylvania contractor claiming that Avangrid was rigging bids and racketeering has been dismissed following a lack of evidence. (WMTW)

GRID:
In Connecticut, Eversource begins publishing score cards that detail each town’s tree-related outages and outstanding vegetation management needs. (Hartford Courant)
Officials with the wastewater treatment plant of Washington, D.C., seek a consultant to help develop a microgrid for the facility, which is among the largest of its kind in the world. (Microgrid Knowledge)

TRANSPORTATION:
A $150 million renovation of Baltimore’s main train station will overhaul platforms and amenities but also double the station’s track capacity, a move expected to bring more trains through Amtrak’s busiest corridor. (Washington Post)
Pennsylvania officials unveil a redesign of the recently collapsed Fern Hollow Bridge, but some observers say it was drafted too quickly in an unappealing architectural style. (NEXT Pittsburgh)
Some Maine transportation officials predict that Brunswick’s public transit options will garner greater ridership figures as gas prices rise. (Portland Press Herald)

GAS: South Bronx activists renew their calls for an early retirement of ten of the New York Power Authority’s gas-fired peaker units, claiming there’s enough renewable energy to replace them to protect local health. (Bronx Times)

AFFORDABILITY: As New York Democrats work to reconcile state budget priorities, state assembly members want $500 million for unpaid utility bill relief while state senators suggest $400 million. (Associated Press)

PIPELINES: A proposed pipeline capacity project in Sussex County, Delaware, has received its local approvals but still needs a nod from federal energy regulators. (Delaware Public Media)

GREEN ENERGY: The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation says its energy portfolio will reach 25% renewable power by 2025. (Milford Live)

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.