CLIMATE: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy expedites the state’s decarbonization target by setting a goal to cut in-state greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, a faster pace than the previous 80%-by-2050 objective. (

In Maine, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard faces potential sea level rise that threatens the safety of the expensive, high-tech submarines that are repaired there. (Maine Public Radio)
Delaware announces a plan to plant one tree for every resident, or just under 1 million trees. (WHYY)

HYDROGEN: A New Jersey gas utility kicks off the first pilot project on the East Coast to blend hydrogen into its distribution system, providing a real-life example of how the industry could utilize existing infrastructure to shift to hydrogen. (S&P Global)

Repairing nearly 15,000 gas pipelines in Massachusetts could cost around $20 billion — a big investment when the state is looking to decarbonize its energy diet. (MassLive, subscription)
A southern Massachusetts politician decries Eversource’s proposal to build a secondary pipeline as “redundant” and unnecessary. (MassLive, subscription)
Passaic County, New Jersey, commissioners postpone announcing their opinion on a contentious gas pipeline compressor turbine for two weeks. (NorthJersey)

Long Island solar installers aren’t happy that new state subsidies for residential rooftop arrays are strictly for upstate residents. (Newsday)
A large retail distribution warehouse turns on its fifth (and largest) solar project, a 1 MW array anticipated to fulfill around 70% of the facility’s load. (TribLive)
A southern Maine town’s chamber of commerce joins a community solar program. (news release)

The developer building New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm tries to assuage locals’ concern that the view of turbines in the distance may damage their tourism industry, their property values or their ecosystem. (NJ Spotlight)
Vineyard Wine says it intends to build an offshore wind control center in New Bedford, Massachusetts. (news release)

EFFICIENCY: U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visits a low-income Philadelphia neighborhood to see how an energy efficiency nonprofit teaches solar panel installation and home weatherization to young people. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

TRANSPORTATION: Vermont electric vehicle advocates hope some federal infrastructure funds are used to build more charging infrastructure around the state. (WCAX)

UTILITIES: The Maine state legislator most forcefully pushing for a public takeover of the state’s investor-owned utilities will present details of his proposal at an information session next week. (news release)

HYDROELECTRIC: Federal regulators end the license of an unused and disrepaired 1.68 MW hydroelectric dam in upstate New York. (Hydro Review)

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.