ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric boats will soon be docking along Maine’s rocky coast, and a new training program helps boat mechanics learn to service them, with the goal of speeding up the adoption of these cleaner-running vessels. (Energy News Network)

• Five organizations file a federal civil rights complaint to oppose a Delaware biogas expansion project that the advocates say would risk the health and safety of the local community and environment. (Delaware News Journal)
• A Pennsylvania judge may have had a conflict of interest when he approved a settlement with a drilling company over its pollution of a town’s water supply, residents and advocates allege. (Inside Climate News)
• Connecticut’s air quality suffers because of fossil fuel emissions from ten other states, including Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, according to new federal data. (CT Mirror)

OFFSHORE WIND: New Jersey offshore wind advocates say those using recent whale deaths to slow wind development are “cynical disinformation” campaigners and haven’t cared about the mammals’ welfare before. (USA Today)

• Although the number of solar farms in New England has tripled in the past half-decade, solar’s total power output is still a fraction of the region’s electricity generation. (Concord Monitor)
• Around 150 people attend a public comment hearing on a proposed 20 MW solar farm in southern Vermont, with many residents fearing industrialisation of the area. (Bennington Banner)

MINING: Maine lawmakers consider ten different bills that either support or oppose lithium mining in the state. (Maine Monitor)

GRID: Approval of a controversial Boston substation was tied to a community benefits package to compensate neighbors for the facility’s impact, but the utility will still have ratepayers fund it. (WBUR)

BIOMASS: In Burlington, Vermont, officials behind a long-discussed, biomass-fueled steam heat district formally seek a land use authorization from the state. (VT Digger)

• A New York superior court judge says a New York City flood protection project is undeniably in the public interest, denying a neighborhood group’s request to pause development. (The City)
• Thin ice and warming temperatures potentially limit the future of an annual ice fishing tourney that attracts competitors from across New England. (NHPR)
• Warming temperatures mean more wintertime ticks in Vermont, which are contributing to fewer baby moose aging past 1 year old. (WCAX)

HYDROPOWER: Canadian-owned Hydro-Québec buys Great River Hydro, which owns 13 hydroelectric facilities across New England. (news release)

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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.