ELECTRIC VEHICLES: As the Northeast pushes to electrify diesel truck fleets along its major freight corridors, a National Grid study aims to establish a clear path forward in a region lacking vision as to how the grid will need to change to accommodate that demand. (Energy News Network)

• Electric car ownership has more than doubled in the past two years in New York City and its suburbs, including in moderate-income areas. (New York Times)
• A New York City supermarket is destroyed in a five-alarm fire that officials say was caused by a scooter’s lithium-ion battery. (NBC New York)

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• New Jersey announces a public-private green fund to finance climate action projects that will use $40 million in seed money that the state hopes will attract as much as $280 million from private investors. (NJ Spotlight)
• Many historic New York buildings are built along the water, making them vulnerable to flooding exacerbated by climate change. (Adirondack Explorer/Times Union)

• A pro-gas advocacy group promoted low support for natural gas hook-up bans in new buildings among western New Yorkers, but didn’t mention its own polling shows most residents statewide somewhat or strongly back it. (Inside Climate News)
• Workers are still cleaning up the neighborhood where thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel spilled over three months ago when a tanker truck crashed in Pennsylvania. (Lehigh Valley Live)
• In New York, an amendment to exempt agricultural buildings from natural gas bans outlined in the governor’s suggested budget has been added to the proposal. (news release)

• In a letter to Avangrid’s chief executive officer, a high-ranking aide to Massachusetts’ governor criticizes the utility’s inability to fulfill its offshore wind contracts and insinuates the administration will remember what happened during future offshore wind auctions. (Boston Globe)
• In Connecticut, a delivery berth at the Port of New London has been completed, meaning offshore wind turbines for the South Fork wind farm can begin assembly and delivery this spring. (news release)

• Some Philadelphia-area homeowners are having rooftop solar panels installed — or installing the equipment themselves — to offset high utility bills. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• New York City council members consider legislation to decrease rooftop spacing requirements to let more homeowners install solar panels. (City Limits)
• At the recommendation of two Vermont agencies, a solar developer may see penalties of over $44,000 for clearing three acres of trees on a controversial solar project site before its permits were approved. (Bennington Banner)
• At least 10 towns in New Hampshire will decide next month whether to join a growing number of municipalities in the state enrolled in community solar programs. (Concord Monitor)

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BIOMASS: A new watchdog report finds federal environmental regulations don’t do enough to oversee household wood heaters’ compliance with particulate matter policies, confirming concerns from states like Maine. (Maine Monitor)

NUCLEAR: A Maine lawmaker sponsors a bill to study whether the state should construct nuclear power facilities to bridge high power costs. (Spectrum News)

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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.