OFFSHORE WIND: Maine’s fishing industry doesn’t think Gov. Janet Mills’ proposed 10-year ban on offshore wind development in state waters goes far enough, instead throwing its support behind competing legislation calling for a total ban on offshore wind in the state. (Portland Press-Herald)

ALSO: Vineyard Wind should begin producing power in 2023, with full commercial operations expected in 2024, according to Avangrid, one of the project’s developers. (S&P Global Platts)

EMISSIONS: Pennsylvania issues a final rule for a regulatory plan that would instate carbon pricing and enable the state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, despite opposition from labor unions and Republican lawmakers. (Associated Press)

• At a recent industry conference, Eversource Energy said it’s in the “fight of its life” to preserve its natural gas business and take down plans to decarbonize buildings. (E&E News, subscription)
• A 106 MW natural gas-fired power plant in northern New York will primarily be used to power a Bitcoin mining operation — plans activists say will dampen state progress toward climate goals. (, subscription)

• National Grid suspends work reburying a Block Island underwater transmission cable until fall due to “obstructions” likely including sand, mud and other ocean bed materials. (Providence Journal)
• Construction on the northern portion of a 55-mile power line between New York’s Rensselaer and Dutchess counties is expected to kick off tomorrow. (Times Union, subscription)

EFFICIENCY: New Jersey gas and electric utilities intend to spend at least $1.6 billion in the next three years to promote customer energy efficiency and conservation to help reach the state’s clean energy goals. (NJ Spotlight)

RELIABILITY: Long Island Power Authority is still deciding whether to extend its service contracts with PSEG Long Island following disappointing recovery efforts after Tropical Storm Isaias swept over the area. (WSHU)

TIDAL: The developer of the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy pilot project in New York City’s East River says the turbines have produced 40% more power than previously forecast. (CBS New York)

PIPELINES: Roughly two-thirds of Chesapeake Utilities’ controversial Del-Mar Energy Pathway natural gas pipeline has been constructed, the utility tells Maryland’s Salisbury City Council. (Salisbury Daily Times)

SOLAR: The American Solar Grazing Association and partners plan to collect and analyze data on agricultural, economic and environmental impacts of agrivoltaic projects in the Northeast. (news release)

• An electric vehicle charging infrastructure company recently won a New York Power Authority contract to install 150 bus chargers at a Buffalo depot over the next 14 years, in addition to 40 public charging stations across 14 sites. (Albany Business Review)
• A central Maine police department buys two electric vehicles for its fleet using rebate funds from a quasi-state agency. (Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel)

COMMENTARY: The leader of a human and environmental health organization says that although Connecticut’s air quality rose last year, the state should still sue midwestern states for pollution that comes from their power plants. (CT Mirror)

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.