CLEAN ENERGY: New York announces 2 GW of new renewable energy projects that will bring the state closer to its goal of 70% renewable electricity by 2030. (PV Magazine)
ALSO: Rhode Island’s General Assembly considers a new bill, already passed by the state Senate, that would compel the state to source all of its power from renewable resources by 2033. (ecoRI)
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EFFICIENCY: New York lawmakers approve a massive water and energy efficiency bill that instructs the state to update standards for seven appliances and create policies for 30 more. (news release)
CRYPTOCURRENCY: New York lawmakers pass a moratorium on new permits for fossil fuel-fired facilities powering Bitcoin mining operations, despite earlier sentiment suggesting it wouldn’t happen. (The Verge)
EQUITY: New Jersey’s top environmental protection official says newly proposed cumulative pollution consideration rules are the most important environmental justice policy update in decades. (NJ Spotlight)
AFFORDABILITY: As a majority of Vermonters use delivered home heating oil, many are already worried about what prices might look like this winter. (WCAX)
WIND: A Rhode Island bill that would require PPL Corp. to solicit 600 MW of offshore wind power has been amended to remove a financial incentive worth 2% of the contract. (Providence Journal)
SOLAR: With more solar arrays coming to states in the Chesapeake Bay area, dual-use agrivoltaic projects are becoming increasingly attractive and implemented. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)
• Brookfield Renewables argues in regulatory filings that a Maine plan to protect endangered Atlantic salmon at one of its dams would not work. (Portland Press Herald)
• New Hampshire officials say the state has 169 high-hazard active dams, some of which will be addressed by $35 million in newly approved repair funds. (New Hampshire Bulletin)
BUILDINGS: Ithaca, New York, set a full-decarbonization by 2030 goal last year — but some buildings will be easier to retrofit than others. (Utility Dive)
COMMENTARY: A western Massachusetts food bank explains how its new headquarters will achieve net-zero emissions. (MassLive)