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)

HYDROPOWER:
• 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)

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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.