NATURAL GAS: U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says fossil fuels have a future in Pennsylvania, noting carbon capture and management technology research being conducted by her agency. (CBS Pittsburgh)

With a major climate bill in Rhode Island expected to get final votes in both chambers today, attention shifts to Gov. Dan McKee, who has said he supports reducing emissions but worries about exposing the state to litigation. (WPRI)
The bill’s most controversial and misunderstood facet would let groups sue the state if it misses emissions targets, but the attorney general and others say the bill would insulate the state from frivolous lawsuits. (ecoRI)

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TRANSPORTATION: The proposed $2.25 trillion American Jobs Plan could provide billions of dollars worth of funds for transportation electrification and safe streets programs in Massachusetts. (StreetsBlog Mass)

The Long Island Power Authority may owe more than $70 million in unpaid tax liens, penalties and interest in Suffolk County, New York, after a judge dismissed a lawsuit from the utility. (Newsday)
At the onset of the pandemic, Connecticut utilities saw an increase in both phishing attempts and “state-sponsored activities,” according to a new report from the state utility regulator. (Republican American, subscription)

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A former manufacturing site in New York offers a case study in transfiguring a complex brownfield into the site of an over 6 MW solar array. (Solar Power World)
In a suburb of Buffalo, New York, a renewable developer seeks a 25-year tax break for a potential 5 MW solar project. (Buffalo News)
A PepsiCo bottling warehouse in Piscataway, New Jersey, is now drawing power from a 992.8 kW rooftop solar array. (pv magazine)

COMMENTARY: A Sunrise Movement activist says Maryland should pass the more stringent state Senate version of a climate solutions bill, not the “gutted” House version. (Maryland Matters)

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.