GRID: Opponents of the proposed 1.25 GW transmission line from Québec to New York City say they’re concerned that the line’s contracts with the state don’t mandate winter delivery. (S&P Global)

HEAT: In New York, propane suppliers don’t face the same scrutiny and regulations as electric or gas utilities, leaving some families in the cold as they try to remedy delivery issues. (News 10 ABC)

EFFICIENCY: New Hampshire utilities are the latest entities to file an appeal seeking to have the state supreme court overturn the utility regulator’s unpopular decision to defund an efficiency program. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

ENERGY BILLS:
Rhode Island legally can’t make National Grid directly repay customers for a surcharge that was later found to be massively inflated, so the utility has instead proposed cutting future surcharges and funding storm recovery. (Providence Journal)
Two New York state lawmakers signal their support for legislation to build publicly owned renewable energy sources as some Brooklyn residents say their power bills doubled or tripled in the past month. (Greenpointers)

EQUITY: A pair of recent studies highlights how New York’s air quality is poor enough to cause long-term, serious health problems, despite certain quality standards improving. (Gothamist)

TRANSPORTATION:
A Massachusetts think tank studies the popularity and utility of three bus rapid transit pilot programs and whether those temporary projects should become permanent transit options. (Boston Herald)
Legislative advocates both in favor of and against a proposal to allow direct-to-customer electric vehicle sales in Connecticut are gearing up for another crack at a similar proposal this session. (CT Post)
An architecture organization’s exhibit examines the community development that could stem from a theoretical demolition of New York City’s Brooklyn Queens Expressway. (Brooklyn Eagle)

SOLAR:
Developers behind plans to bring a large solar panel manufacturing facility to northern New York are shocked by National Grid’s $19 million estimated cost to put the facility on the grid. (NNY360)
A Maine energy task force report recommends policies to encourage dual-use projects on agricultural land that developers are interested in using for solar arrays. (Maine Public Radio)

WIND: U.S. senators from across New England ask the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to study the local economic impact of offshore wind farms and address informational gaps. (The Hill)

BIOMASS: New Hampshire legislators supportive of a financially fraught 75 MW biomass plant introduce a bill that would allow the state utility regulator to revise the facility’s power purchase agreement. (Conway Daily Sun)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A proposed facility in New York’s Finger Lakes area that would convert dairy cow manure into renewable natural gas faces criticism from nearby residents and environmentalists. (RTO Insider, subscription)

CLIMATE: This year, several gubernatorial elections across the country, including in Pennsylvania, could lead to significant state energy policy upheavals. (E&E News)

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.