CLEAN ENERGY: The University of Connecticut announces an accelerated carbon neutrality target, pointing to plans to deploy clean energy technologies like hydrogen-powered fuel cells and geothermal heating and cooling. (Energy News Network)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• After Commonwealth Wind tells Massachusetts regulators that its utility contracts need to be renegotiated, those utilities tell regulators the current draft contracts are good to go. (Commonwealth Magazine)
• Amid national economic pressure, Public Service Enterprise Group mulls whether to execute its 25% investment option in the Ocean Wind I offshore wind farm or invest in offshore transmission. (NJ Spotlight)
• Vineyard Wind begins deploying its offshore power export cables, a project that will last roughly a year and a half. (Recharge News)

UTILITIES: Connecticut regulators fine Avangrid almost $4.5 million for violating the state’s utility payment moratorium when it garnished wages and demanded payments. (Hartford Courant)

TRANSIT: The head of Boston’s transit agency plans to step down in early 2023 amid flailing overall ridership and major safety concerns, issues with which the next general manager will have to grapple. (Associated Press, WCVB)

TIDAL: Despite receiving millions in federal funds and spending over a dozen years working in Maine, a tidal power company doesn’t have any turbines generating electricity. (Maine Public Radio)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• An $18.5 million federal grant will help New York City purchase over 50 electric school buses. (Gothamist)
• A Connecticut town’s environmental task force encourages the local school board to move toward an all-electric school bus fleet. (New Haven Register)

CLIMATE:
• After years of requests, ISO New England’s board kicks off its first annual open meeting and hears from many members of the public frustrated with the grid operator’s climate policies. (Boston Globe)
• Low-lying communities in New York’s Hudson Valley already see impacts from the climate crisis through high tide flooding. (Times Union)
• A New York City councilmember wants to plant 3,400 new trees along streets in his district over the next four years to fight the climate crisis. (The City)

SOLAR:
• A 7.1 MW community solar project wraps up construction in western New York. (Livingston County News)
• In New Jersey, the developers behind an industrial park’s new parking lot solar canopy say it is among the largest in the state. (NJ Biz)

BIOGAS: As Massachusetts restaurants and farms clamp down on food waste, they increasingly see anaerobic digesters as part of the solution. (WBUR)

OIL & GAS: Pennsylvania’s gas well impact fees this year have strongly rebounded from their early pandemic lows, reaching $275 million this fiscal year amid high prices and more drilling. (Center Square)

HYDROELECTRIC: A study underway in northern New York endeavors to determine whether hydroelectric dams can use lights to help corral eels to be transported around the generators. (NNY360)

HYDROGEN: Bloom Energy opens its first dedicated electrolyzer production line at its Newark, Delaware, assembly plant. (Delaware Business Times)

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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.