CLIMATE: Even accounting for global warming, researchers say Gulf of Maine water temperatures should stay within lobsters’ preferred range, and that further conservation measures can help prevent lobster fisheries from collapsing. (Portland Press Herald)

ALSO: A bill before Delaware state lawmakers would codify a 90% emissions reduction by 2050 goal and require officials to regularly assess progress. (Delaware Public Media)

SOLAR:
• Dozens of potential solar project sites are being studied for a rural northern Maine county, where arrays so far have seen next to no public opposition. (Bangor Daily News)
• A former country club near New Haven, Connecticut, is eyed for a potential solar farm, among other possible uses. (Hartford Courant)
• A former industrial site on the Hudson River is pitched as the possible future home of a 5 MW solar array in Queensbury, New York. (Post Star)

GRID: New York’s grid operator wants to allow aggregate distributed energy storage systems to earn capacity market compensation before the end of 2022. (PV Magazine)

TRANSPORTATION:
• Vermont student journalists identify difficulties getting to school that the state will have to overcome to reduce overall transportation emissions. (VT Digger)
• In New York, a Finger Lakes-area town considers a deal with an electric vehicle charging company to install a station on municipal property. (Ithaca Voice)

EFFICIENCY:
• A coastal Maryland town passes resolutions to increase renewable energy generation and lower its power demand to meet state requirements to be labeled a “smart energy community.” (Baltimore Sun)
• A New York town decides to spend roughly $587,000 to swap all its street lights with LED bulbs, a change estimated to save $22,000 a year. (Post Star)

AFFORDABILITY: Dozens of Maine state lawmakers want to investigate potential price gouging by oil companies. (WABI)

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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.