COAL: PJM Interconnection wants the Indian River Power Plant’s last coal-fired unit — the only remaining coal unit in Delaware — to remain online through 2026. (Delaware Business Now)

CLIMATE:
• Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signs two clean energy laws: one expanding renewable energy programs and another setting a 100% carbon-free power goal by 2040 made in an earlier executive order. (WSHU)
• Climate change and the stronger weather systems associated with it threaten the security of communities around New Jersey’s Superfund sites. (NJ Spotlight)
• With milder wintertime temperatures expected as the climate crisis advances, some experts say mortality in Maine may actually decline. (Maine Public Radio)
• In rural Maine, officials hope expanding high-speed broadband will reduce travel emissions from people who drive to connect to the internet. (Maine Public Radio)

TRANSPORTATION:
• The leader of the transit agency for Washington, D.C., retires earlier than expected following the news that dozens of train operators are not up-to-date on safety certifications, which will cause disruptions on two subway lines. (Axios DC, WUSA9)
• A proposed pilot project that would bring electric scooters to Old Town, Maine, would be among the first of its kind in the state. (Bangor Daily News)

SOLAR:
• Energy developers speak at a New Jersey legislative committee meeting in favor of a proposed grid interconnection fee for new solar projects, a cost intended to help modernize the grid. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• A Vermont planning board wants more time and information before approving a 2.2 MW solar array on agricultural land. (Rutland Herald)

OFFSHORE WIND: A Maine land trust doesn’t want the state to pursue exploratory site work for a potential offshore wind port on Sears Island. (Bangor Daily News)

AFFORDABILITY: Connecticut’s new state budget allows customers of a public utility to skip paying a certain state tax, saving about 4% on their bills. (The Day)

EDUCATION: A New York community college receives a $350,000 grant to pay for electric vehicle industry workforce development training. (The Saratogian)

EFFICIENCY: Frederick County, Maryland, begins offering energy efficiency grants of up to $10,000 to local businesses. (news release)

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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.