CLIMATE: Burlington, Vermont, has seen the most winter warming in the past half-century than any other locale in the country, a new analysis shows. (Boston Globe)

ALSO:
• Vermont skiers are optimistic that mild conditions seen on the slopes this season will soon improve, but ideal snowsport conditions will likely become less frequent amid climate change. (NBC 5)
• Rhode Island publishes a draft climate progress report showing the state needs to make some changes before it’s on track to meet its emissions reduction goals. (Boston Globe)
• Federal grants are distributed to numerous Maine projects aimed at coastal habitat restoration and climate change adaptation. (Maine Public Radio)

AFFORDABILITY:
• Maine lawmakers fail to pass emergency legislation that would have spent $474 million on heating assistance, primarily through $450 relief checks. (Portland Press Herald)
• A consumer advocacy group requests that state regulators require Central Hudson Gas & Electric to not pass on any fines to ratepayers stemming from two separate billing system investigations. (Times Union)
• New York’s governor vetoes a bill requiring the state to collect and publish utility affordability data. (City Limits)
• New Hampshire companies are feeling the pinch of rising energy prices, with one owner saying costs have doubled at one location. (WMUR)

OIL & GAS: The Delaware River Basin Commission approves new fracking wastewater discharge regulations that restrict its allowance to a  “rare” few reasons in lieu of a complete ban. (Delaware Public Media)

BUILDINGS:
• Boston’s largest and newest net-zero building — a Boston University academic facility heated, cooled and electrified by geothermal — is close to opening. (Boston Globe)
• The University of Maine develops a first-of-its-kind 3D-printed prototype home that only uses bio-based materials, primarily wood fibers that are a byproduct of the state’s forestry industry. (Architectural Digest)

TRANSIT:
• An effort to make public buses fare-free in Washington, D.C., spurs similar interest among some New York City council members. (The City)
• A Berkshires committee will use state funds to explore operating a shuttle service from Great Barrington to an Amenia, New York, train station to connect residents and tourists to New York City. (Berkshire Eagle)

WIND: New Jersey’s next offshore wind solicitation will put up to 4 GW of potential capacity up for auction in early 2023. (news release)

SOLAR:
• Some Lexington, Massachusetts, residents push back on plans for a 1 MW solar array because of the potential for tree cutting and viewshed issues. (NBC Boston)
• Commercial operations begin at a 7 MW community solar array in Greene County, New York. (news release)
• National Grid partners with an affordable housing organization to develop “tiny,” solar-powered homes rented out at lower rates. (news release)

HYDROELECTRIC: Removing a Maryland hydroelectric dam has resulted in an “explosion” of American eels, although two other fish species have yet to reestablish themselves. (Bay Journal)

NUCLEAR: A Pennsylvania university research team receives roughly $1.75 million to support an international nuclear fusion project and help the U.S. develop its own. (news release)

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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.