INCINERATION: A Connecticut incineration plant that burns trash to make electricity will shutter in about a week, following years of dwindling revenue. (Connecticut Public Radio)

GAS: Washington, D.C., is poised to become the second East Coast city to enact a ban on fossil fuel-fired heating systems in most new builds, a plan that real estate groups and the local gas utility say will result in higher costs. (E&E News)

AFFORDABILITY:
• Pennsylvania utility regulators tell Philadelphia Gas Works it has roughly a month to file a report on its abnormally high weather normalization charge that left customers with massive bills. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• New Hampshire’s governor wants to give residential ratepayers a $100 electric bill credit, but some legislators worry it’ll provide an unnecessary benefit to wealthy people instead of giving more to vulnerable populations. (New Hampshire Public Radio)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, says its municipal 100% clean power option is now cheaper than the incumbent investor-owned utility’s basic service. (news release)

UTILITIES:
New York’s grid operator disqualifies an energy provider from its competitive marketplace, upending a town’s community choice aggregation program. (Rochester City Newspaper)
New regulations in New York allow utility ratepayers to seek reimbursement for spoiled food for prolonged outages affecting certain numbers of customers and lasting longer than 72 hours. (Syracuse.com)

WIND:
Federal officials will perform an environmental review of six parcels of the New York Bight slated for thousands of megawatts worth of offshore wind projects. (Utility Dive)
Rhode Island officials tout newly completed upgrades at the Port of Davisville designed to support the offshore wind infrastructure industry. (Renewable Energy World)

GRID: The uncertainty around Pennsylvania’s entrance into a regional carbon pricing program is making it hard for carbon-based power generators in the state to price their offers in PJM Interconnection’s market. (S&P Global)

CLIMATE:
For the fourth year running, oyster shells are dumped into Maryland’s Severn River to help reverse environmental degradation partially driven by climate change. (Baltimore Sun)
Drought spreads across New England, hurting Massachusetts growers and leading Connecticut’s governor to request voluntary water usage cuts. (WCVB, CT Post)

TRANSIT:
New York City’s commuter ferry raises fares but institutes discounts for seniors and low-income riders following an audit showing the system significantly overspent. (The City)
NJ Transit plans to redesign 27 bus routes in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties, particularly in rural areas, after pandemic ridership losses. (NJ Spotlight)
The Boston transit agency’s general manager says many safety upgrades requested by federal regulators have been completed. (WHDH)

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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.