EFFICIENCY: New Hampshire’s utility regulator reverses its earlier, widely unpopular efficiency program funding decision and returns the budget back to its 2020-2021 level. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
Millions of dollars in federal funds will go to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and other Northeast states to build out electric vehicle charging infrastructure. (NJ Advance Media, Tribune News Service, VT Digger)
Building enough public electric vehicle chargers in Maine to meet a recommended clean cars standard may require $71 million, but the state only has $27 million set aside for the next four years, according to a consultant’s report. (RTO Insider, subscription)
Connecticut announces $24 million in transportation emission-reducing projects, including electric vehicle charging infrastructure, for ten towns. (Hartford Courant)

PIPELINES: Ongoing protests and a civil rights case against a North Brooklyn pipeline could signal a turning point in how the federal government considers and applies environmental justice principles, some observers say. (The Guardian)

GRID: New Hampshire utility regulators are now walking away from an order requiring stakeholder input on grid modernization plans they put on ice two years ago, aggravating consumer advocates over wasted time and resources. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

CLIMATE:
Philadelphia has plans to create or upgrade seven parks across the city, including a multi-phase project to redesign South Philly’s 348-acre FDR Park with climate mitigation measures. (Billy Penn)
Increasingly unpredictable winter weather leads a New Hampshire town to cancel a cherished town tradition that relies on a lot of snow and ice. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

UTILITY BILLS: Some elected officials in New York City want the state utility regulator to investigate why some residents’ electric bills have shot up by as much as 300% their usual rate. (6sqft)

WIND:
In Maryland, US Wind plans to begin building offshore wind deployment hub Sparrows Point Steel in 2024, and have the facility building wind turbine monopiles in 2025. (Daily Record)
Construction on the roughly $2 billion South Fork offshore wind farm will begin after a ceremonial groundbreaking today. (Newsday)

SOLAR:
Rooftop solar arrays installed on New York City educational and administrative buildings have 16 MW of collective capacity, now that a public school has finished installing its panels. (amNY)
A northern New York town will install a solar array to save about $3,200 in energy costs annually. (news release)

COMMENTARY: A Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America member analyzes how the city gas utility’s disloyalty to the city’s climate goals illuminates the limits of public utility ownership. (Jacobin)

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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.