NUCLEAR: Pennsylvania’s newly released climate plan calls for keeping the state’s nuclear plants open, which will likely require public subsidies. (Power Magazine)

• Only two developers out of four eligible companies submit bids to provide up to 1,200 MW of power in Massachusetts latest request for proposals. (Boston Globe)
• As New Jersey clammers express concern about offshore wind power cables interfering with their work, developers say the cables will be buried deep enough  to not be a concern. (WHYY)
• Advocates say a proposed wind farm 15 miles off New Jersey’s coast will be “extremely difficult to see” from the coast, and note that oil-carrying barges are a regular sight for beachgoers. (Patch)
• New York City announces a $191 million initiative to develop infrastructure and workforce training to support the offshore wind industry. (news release)
• A 20 MW expansion of an inland Maine wind farm is expected to be completed by next fall. (Bangor Daily News)

• As housing booms in flood-prone areas, the aftermath of Hurricane Ida is forcing New Jersey officials to rethink land use policies. (NJ Spotlight)
• Officials in New York and New Jersey have failed to upgrade stormwater systems to handle extreme rainfalls, despite decades of warnings from climate scientists. (Politico)
• Boston University announces it will divest fossil fuel investments from its endowment. (The Hill)

CLEAN ENERGY: An island off New Hampshire that is completely independent from the power grid could provide a model for clean energy adoption elsewhere. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

EFFICIENCY: Thirteen New York City property owners announce plans for energy upgrades that are expected to collectively save $175 million in energy costs. (Environment & Energy Leader)

• Police departments in Maine are adding electric and hybrid vehicles to their fleets with help from a state rebate program. (News Center Maine)
• New York City’s plan to install 46,000 electric vehicle charging stations by 2030 will likely require grid upgrades. (Canary Media)

• An analyst says regional transmission operator PJM “has really turned the corner” in working with states to put more clean energy on the grid. (Union of Concerned Scientists)
• Oil and gas industry trade organizations call efforts to reduce fossil fuel use an “energy tax” and seek a delay in federal climate legislation. (

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.