CLIMATE: A New York assembly member races to obtain $15 billion for climate and environmental justice in the state’s budget currently being finalized. (Gothamist)

ALSO:
The Massachusetts Port Authority announces a $1 billion plan to eliminate direct emissions by 2031, but some environmental advocates criticize the proposal’s emphasis on carbon offsets. (Boston Globe)
A Boston radio station explains how the state’s discussions around updating building codes fit into climate mitigation. (WBUR)
A Maine climate research exchange program receives $1 million in federal grants to continue its coordination. (News Center Maine)

GRID:
The developers of the proposed 1.25 GW Hudson Champlain Power Express transmission line aren’t engaging with Hudson River communities, a local leader says. (Daily Freeman)
In Connecticut, United Illuminating wants to install up to $60 million worth of grid upgrades in three Naugatuck Valley communities. (New Haven Register)

SOLAR:
Some New York City residents participating in Con Ed’s community solar subscription say they aren’t receiving credits at the regular interval they should. (The City)
New York City opens its first net-zero library in a Staten Island shopping center, with solar panels providing nearly all necessary power. (6sqft)

OFFSHORE WIND: Over a dozen developers have collectively pitched 80 separate transmission projects to service New Jersey’s burgeoning offshore wind industry. (NJ Spotlight)

PIPELINES: Federal energy regulators should have considered downstream emissions when they approved Tennessee Gas’ pipeline in Massachusetts, a federal appeals court rules. (Utility Dive)

TRANSIT:
In Vermont, riders and supporters of Green Mountain Transit oppose bus service cuts enacted because of pandemic staffing considerations. (VT Digger)
Maine’s bus and train services are still seeing ridership figures cut by at least a third of pre-pandemic levels. (Bangor Daily News)
A Boston newspaper looks back at early plans for the city’s subway system and imagines what could have happened if those dreams had been realized — and why they weren’t. (Boston Globe)

COAL: The Appalachia Regional Commission sends almost $4 million in federal grants to Pennsylvania organizations supporting communities where coal is in decline, mainly through job retraining programs. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Vermont nonprofit helping people experiencing homelessness customizes a mobile community assistance truck to operate on electric for certain functions to avoid hours of idling. (NBC 5)

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.