SOLAR: Pennsylvania transportation officials want to build solar arrays to power their facilities and later conduct a pilot to electrify parts of a major tolled highway so electric vehicles can charge on the drive. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

ALSO:
New York park officials use a small, off-grid solar plus storage system to power a presidential historic site in the eastern part of the state. (Solar Power World)
Some New York City bicyclists are “microhauling” food scraps from residential homes to a solar-powered compost center. (WTAE)

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OFFSHORE WIND:
After years of waiting, small-to-medium businesses in southern New England prepare to support the arrival of the region’s offshore wind hub industry. (E&E News)
Rhode Island officials and developers kick off construction of an East Providence offshore wind turbine shipping and staging center. (Providence Business News)

GRID:
A New Jersey military base hires a developer to build a microgrid with 32 MW of solar power and a 2 MW battery storage system, among other energy projects, for $92 million. (news release)
Connecticut regulators fine an electric supplier $1 million, strip it of its license to operate in the state and mandate customer compensation for selling electricity after its ISO-New England membership was suspended. (CT Post)
Vermont officials extend the deadline for public commenters to weigh in on how the state will use federal infrastructure funds to modernize the grid. (news release)

PIPELINES: Pennsylvania regulators will consider three permits for a proposed gas pipeline expansion project at a hearing next month. (Lehigh Valley Live)

FOSSIL FUELS:
Distillate fuel stocks — needed for home heating and truck transport — across New England and some mid-Atlantic states are at their lowest points on a five-year average. (news release)
As rural Maine braces for high heating oil costs this winter, the state’s gubernatorial candidates are jockeying over their plans to address those prices ahead of November’s election. (Bangor Daily News)

BUILDINGS: Over two dozen New Jersey labor and business organizations are fighting a proposed rule that would force many buildings to electrify their heating systems starting in 2025. (NJ Spotlight)

EQUITY: Some Vermont nonprofits say the state should track when new residents come to the state because of climate concerns. (WCAX)

COMMENTARY: An Uber representative clarifies the company’s stance on New York City’s proposed congestion pricing plan after customers received messages seemingly at odds with its public statements. (Streetsblog NYC)

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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.