GAS: Advocates in New York’s Finger Lakes region protest a bitcoin mining operation that has set up shop at a resurrected natural gas-fired power plant and plans to quadruple its generating capacity in 2022. (CBS News)

Pennsylvania shale gas well drilling permits plummeted 28% in September compared to August, but rose 7% year-over-year during the same period. (S&P Global)
A building in Buffalo, New York, was evacuated after a construction worker hit a National Fuel gas line with an excavator. (WIVB)

WIND: New York officials announce the state’s largest single offshore wind supply contract: an $86 million award that will turn Albany’s Port of Coeymans into the state’s second major turbine assembly point. (Times Union)

CLIMATE: A new report issued by a nonprofit identifies towns and cities across New England whose critical infrastructure is severely threatened by flooding exacerbated by the climate crisis. (Providence Journal, Bangor Daily News)

PIPELINES: As an Energy Transfer pipeline company faces dozens of charges over alleged environmental negligence in Pennsylvania, many families are left dealing with polluted water. (TribLive)

With residents concerned about a handful of pending projects, a Rhode Island city works to formulate a new ordinance limiting solar development to industrial areas and addressing noise pollution. (ecoRI)
A commercial printer in New York’s mid-Hudson area plans to install a 1.3 MW solar-plus-storage system on its roof. (news release)

TRANSPORTATION: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is poised to sign a city council bill requiring the municipal school bus fleet be completely electric by 2035. (news release)

COAL: Officials in a western Pennsylvania town question how to address issues arising from abandoned mines since the federal government failed to reauthorize reclamation funds. (Tribune-Democrat)

UTILITIES: In Springfield, Massachusetts, Eversource continues to fight paying its $44 million tax bill, claiming the city’s financial imposition is “excessive.” (MassLive, subscription)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: A freight rail company signs contracts with Pennsylvania utilities to procure 100% renewable energy for its operations in two Pennsylvania cities. (Progressive Railroading)

NUCLEAR: A generating unit at Pennsylvania’s Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station was turned off this weekend for maintenance and refueling. (news release)

For New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, the state’s burgeoning offshore wind industry isn’t just an economic boon — it’s his political legacy, an editorial board writes. (, subscription)
New Hampshire’s Consumer Advocate details in his regular column how state utility ratepayers can fight large expected bill increases. (InDepth NH)

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.