HEAT PUMPS: Although a PSEG Long Island heat pump incentive program promised to fund at least 80% of the cost of installing heat pumps for 350 low-income families, only 20 customers have received rebates since the program started last year. (Newsday)

GRID: A forward market for clean energy resources in PJM Interconnection would help lower greenhouse gas emissions and the costs of such projects, according to a clean energy nonprofit’s new report. (Utility Dive)

OFFSHORE WIND: A virtual public hearing on a New Jersey offshore wind farm’s transmission line plan this week saw over two hundred attendees both for and against the project, underscoring the divisiveness of such infrastructure. (Associated Press)

ELECTRIFICATION: A new report recommends that Maine’s lobster industry transition away from diesel-powered vessels and electrify its boat fleet. (Bangor Daily News)

AFFORDABILITY:
Gas stations in Massachusetts should have to prove to the state attorney general that they aren’t gouging customers, argues a state official wanting an investigation into “rapid price increases.” (WHDH)
Elevated home heating oil prices put low-income Mainers receiving a fixed amount of fuel assistance in a bind; one rural county has seen 14% more applications for help with energy bills this winter. (Bangor Daily News)
Massachusetts home heating oil delivery services point to the war in Ukraine as the reason for price spikes; one business says prices have risen by roughly 50% in ten days. (Boston Herald)

FOSSIL FUELS: A Connecticut bill under consideration would restrict diesel-powered generator emissions, which supporters of building more data centers say will limit the industry’s statewide growth. (Connecticut Examiner)

HYDROGEN: Plug Power holds a groundbreaking ceremony for its $55 million hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing facility in the Albany, New York, area. (Daily Gazette)

UTILITIES: Proposed legislation in Maine seeks to disallow foreign governments from purchasing local utilities in the future. (Fox 23 Maine)

SOLAR:
In Maine, a Bangor-area town considers a ban on new solar arrays larger than 15,000 square feet. (Bangor Daily News)
In New York, a Staten Island economic development group wants local businesses interested in rooftop solar installation to get in contact so the organization can analyze their facilities. (SI Live)
A community choice aggregation program in New York says it has saved participating residents around $7 million in the past seven months. (PV Magazine)

TRANSPORTATION: Massachusetts announces $5 million in equitable clean transportation grants, including almost $2 million earmarked for expanding  e-bike access. (Commonwealth Magazine)

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.