COAL: Pennsylvania’s largest coal-fired power plant may deactivate some units by May 2023, but a decision won’t be made until April; factors include coal prices and whether the state enters the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

ALSO: A television station’s investigation finds that four years after Pennsylvania officials announced $3 million in grants to retrain laid-off coal workers, not a single worker has been able to participate. (WTAE)

TRANSPORTATION:
Rhode Island advocates say the state isn’t ensuring that federal infrastructure funding will be used in a way that cuts emissions. (ecoRI)
Federal infrastructure funds are supporting the construction of a new bus maintenance facility that will be the first to service up to 120 of the Boston transit agency’s electric buses. (Boston Herald)

CLIMATE:
Michael Regan, the U.S. EPA’s administrator, warns that Maine’s aging coastal infrastructure is vulnerable to rising sea levels stemming from the climate crisis. (Bangor Daily News)
With updates to a forty-year-old Maine bird guide underway, early survey results show global warming and other factors have changed the types of birds living in the state. (Maine Public Radio)

UTILITIES:
Maine’s utility regulator will decide this Thursday whether to take on a major investigation of how Central Maine Power’s parent companies manage the utility. (Spectrum News)
Connecticut’s utility regulator examines whether the state’s investor-owned utilities are using too many outside contractors instead of hiring more internal staff. (The Hour)

SOLAR: A northern New York planning board rejects a proposal for a 4.4 MW solar array that would’ve been partially built on prime farmland. (NNY360)

EFFICIENCY: New York City public housing officials kick off a small pilot program through which some residents will receive induction stoves to improve their inside air quality. (The City)

WIND: Three New Hampshire agencies release a report highlighting the challenges and opportunities that the offshore wind energy industry offers the state. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

GEOTHERMAL: The chief executive of a geothermal heat pump installation company that recently expanded into Connecticut discusses its growth potential in a state with many fossil fuel-heated homes. (Hartford Business Journal)

BIOENERGY: A large anaerobic digester project planned for central New Jersey has received all of its permits. (MyCentralJersey.com)

GAS: The increase in natural gas supply costs has left one New York family with a nearly $1,000 electric bill, more than double what they normally pay for a winter month. (WHEC)

COMMENTARY: The head of the New York League of Conservation Voters explains why the state needs to allow direct vehicle sales to meet its transportation emissions goals. (Newsday)

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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.