CLIMATE: New York City’s comptroller says the city doesn’t have a strong long-term plan for climate mitigation and has yet to spend billions of dollars in post-Hurricane Sandy funds for climate and storm resiliency. (Gothamist)

ALSO:
• Despite the threat of sea level rise and frequent flooding, a popular New Jersey vacation town has no plans to retreat from the shoreline. (Associated Press)
• In one New York City neighborhood, climate change is increasing the number of sewer back-ups, leaving residents with hefty bills to make repairs on a private sewer line. (City Limits)

HYDROELECTRIC: Hydro-Québec announces a $2 billion agreement for the Canadian-owned company to buy a hydroelectric company and 13 generation stations along New England’s Connecticut and Deerfield rivers. (Bloomberg)

OIL & GAS: A recent report notes the location of all fracking wells in Pennsylvania where operators have reported using a persistent, bioaccumulative class of toxic chemicals. (Daily Climate)

LABOR: A planned offshore wind turbine storage and assembly terminal in New York City — and the 1,200 clean energy jobs it will bring — is the culmination of years of community work to convert an inactive waterfront. (Canary Media)

UTILITIES:
• New Hampshire’s utility commission faces objections from utilities, consumer advocates and the state as it gathers information that critics say should be handled by the new state energy department. (New Hampshire Bulletin)
• Two consumer advocacy groups want New York’s governor to sign a bill allowing ratepayers to file for cost recovery from fighting rate hikes, mirroring what is allowed for the utilities themselves. (Harlem World)

SOLAR: In New Jersey, a Catholic diocese installs solar and energy efficiency equipment across some of its properties. (Catholic News Service)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• A once-promising Boston electric vehicle company merges with a rooftop solar financier and lays off dozens of workers after failing to meet high revenue projections amid the early days of the pandemic. (Boston Globe)
• An old Massachusetts truck stop will be converted into an electric vehicle charging station, gas station and a two-floor convention center to promote electric vehicle use. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
• Over 1,000 New Jersey residents have taken advantage of state electric vehicle rebates since the program was relaunched this year, but more funds are available. (NJ Advance Media)

JUSTICE: A University of Maryland program issues an environmental justice report card for several state agencies, finding that none were worth the highest marks but several had entirely failed or nearly failed in all regards. (Inside Climate News)

INCINERATION: The investor behind the attempt to reopen a trash incineration facility in Maine says they are close to reaching an agreement with a new operator. (Bangor Daily News)

EFFICIENCY:
• A Delaware nonprofit works to repair homes so that they can receive weatherization funds. (Yale Climate Connections)
• In Maine, nonprofits or municipalities can receive up to $5,000 for energy efficiency audits of certain historic buildings or districts. (Bethel Citizen)

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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.