GRID: A Maine jury unanimously decides that Central Maine Power has vested rights in the controversial New England Clean Energy Connect power line and can resume development. (Maine Public Radio)

• While it hasn’t secured federal funds to do so, New York City announces new environmental justice initiatives, including more electric vehicle chargers, free residential solar panels and paid retreat from oft-flooded homes. (New York Daily News, The City)
• Although Bangor was recently ranked as having some of the cleanest air in the U.S., experts say lawmakers need to continue crafting climate-focused policies to raise the quality elsewhere in Maine. (News Center Maine)

BUILDINGS: Vermont’s House advances the proposed Affordable Heat Act for a final vote, which will institute several building decarbonization policies if legislators are able to override the governor’s expected veto. (Vermont Public Radio)

• New York City’s transit agency announces plans to reduce carbon emissions by 85% by 2050 but doesn’t mention ending the use of diesel trains on Long Island. (Newsday)
• NJ Transit will soon undergo a restructuring analysis, as an anticipated budget shortfall may be larger than the $1 billion a year already estimated, according to the state’s top transportation leader. (North

OIL & GAS: Philadelphia environmentalists say they weren’t allowed to observe or testify at a meeting that discussed the idea of the area’s first LNG export facility, but the task force’s leader says they can secure speaking slots at future meetings. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

• Research on artificial reefs built around a New York City bridge could be used to implement such structures on offshore wind turbines to benefit ecosystems. (News 12)
• New Jersey will provide $2 million for three separate projects focused on marine wildlife and offshore wind impacts. (Asbury Park Press)

UTILITIES: New York regulators discover estimated bills and other missteps have caused a 900% increase in adjusted bills from Central Hudson Gas & Electric, which has a month to file plans to remedy the situation. (Daily Freeman)

• Massachusetts will create two new commissions to help facilitate the clean energy transition, including one focused on offshore wind projects. (State House News Service)
• A coffee roastery claims to be the first all-electric roastery in Maine after it switched to electric equipment and installed solar panels. (Mainebiz)

• A New York startup receives $1.2 million in federal funds to make solar panels cheaper and more efficient through improved solar inverter technology. (WWNY)
• A decade after installation, the Philadelphia Eagles still have the largest on-site solar array out of the 18 NFL teams that have one. (Sportico, subscription)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Environmental experts discuss whether stricter federal regulations on car emissions will result in a growth spurt for New York City electric vehicle adoption. (Gothamist)

• A northern Maine health care system pledges to slash its emissions by 50% by 2030 and go net-zero by 2050. (Bangor Daily News)
• The Maine Audubon Society says that the state could begin seeing more types of hummingbirds as climate change progresses. (WGME)
• A New York City college fellow creates a board game in which players make decisions to fight global warming and decarbonize the grid. (New York Times)

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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.