CLIMATE: Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee details an infrastructure plan that includes support for offshore wind farms, electric vehicle chargers, heat pump installations, and pedestrian-focused infrastructure projects. (WPRI 12)

ALSO:
Vermont legislators consider a change to Burlington’s charter that would allow the city to implement carbon pricing on new commercial construction. (VT Digger)
A climate change mitigation plan recently proposed in Delaware isn’t as aggressive as plans and policies implemented in adjacent states. (Bay Journal)
Maryland’s Senate wants to introduce one large climate mitigation bill with a heavy focus on electrification, while House members want to break the legislation up into smaller pieces. (Maryland Matters)

TRANSPORTATION:
Bronx residents are disappointed that the proposed revival of a passenger rail line connecting Brooklyn and Queens doesn’t include their borough, which was included in the original plan three decades ago. (Gothamist)
NJ Transit again postpones kicking off an electric bus pilot program in Camden County until the spring. (Cherry Hill Courier-Post)

WIND:
Ørsted and Eversource plan to start onshore construction in early February on the South Fork wind farm off the New York and Rhode Island coasts. (Associated Press)
Surveying teams examine where to place an electric cable between a New York barrier island and an onshore power plant in Oceanside to help transmit power from the proposed Empire offshore wind farm. (Newsday)

SOLAR: A western New York town plans a public hearing to extend a moratorium on utility-scale solar arrays and battery storage systems by six months. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

GAS:
A plan to create pipeline-quality gas from landfill methane in a Maine town would require the construction of an up-to-two-mile-long pipeline. (Bangor Daily News)
Some Baltimore buildings were evacuated yesterday while workers sealed a gas leak on a high-pressure gas line. (CBS Baltimore)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: While some Massachusetts activists deride incineration plants as greenwashing pollution sources, some living in communities with those facilities don’t appear to be bothered. (WBUR)

UTILITIES:
Maine campaigners in favor of forming a consumer-owned electric utility weren’t able to collect enough signatures to put their plan to voters this year but remain optimistic they can get on the 2023 ballot. (Associated Press)
New York’s attorney general files a lawsuit alleging an energy supply company overcharged and misled residents of her state over its service and electric costs. (News 10 ABC)

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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.