OFFSHORE WIND: A group of seven developers releases a proposal for an underwater transmission corridor that would serve U.S. and Canadian wind farms off the Northeast coast. (Power Engineering)

ALSO: The myth that offshore wind development is killing marine wildlife persists on social media after a malnourished whale turns up on a Maine beach; meanwhile, a tabloid amplifies claims from a prominent climate change denier on the issue. (News Center Maine, New York Post)

NATURAL GAS:
• A Massachusetts company that builds biodigesters to turn supermarket waste into biogas is planning a major expansion with support from new federal incentives and an investment from Canadian pipeline company Enbridge. (Canary Media)
• Opponents of a plan to ship Pennsylvania natural gas to a New Jersey port for export release a study predicting a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions from the project. (States Newsroom)

ELECTRIFICATION:
• Attorneys general from six Northeast states and the District of Columbia sign on to a letter urging the federal government to do more to regulate emissions from gas stoves. (WTOP)
• The Washington, D.C., city council will hold a hearing today on a bill to help 30,000 low-income households swap out gas appliances for electric. (WUSA)
• A Vermont utility is promoting a hybrid heating system that uses an electric heat pump backed up by a gas-fired boiler. (WCAX)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Rhode Island’s House of Representatives last week advanced a bill applying more scrutiny to polluting developments proposed in designated environmental justice areas. (States Newsroom)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• The city of Newark, Delaware, is the first to purchase electric vehicles and lawnmowers under a new state grant program. (Delaware Public Media)
• Advocates say automakers’ push to abandon AM radio, which doesn’t work well in EVs due to electromagnetic interference, could impact emergency response in places like rural Pennsylvania. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• A New Jersey town with its own municipal utility considers rules to track power use by high-capacity electric vehicle chargers. (Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat)

TRANSPORTATION:
• Advocates in Portland, Maine, are pushing for a regional mass transit system as a climate-friendly alternative to expanding highways, while the director of the state’s turnpike authority says “the first goal has to be getting traffic moving.” (Maine Public)
• Advocates in Rhode Island push for legislation that will regulate e-bikes and allow them on bike paths, where they are currently illegal. (EcoRI)

JOBS: A report from the Connecticut Green Bank says the state’s clean energy industry saw significant job growth in 2021, but still lagged behind other states. (Hartford Business Journal) 

COMMENTARY: A physician’s group says New Jersey’s proposed new clean cars standards will be critical to protecting public health. (NJ.com)

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Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.