BUILDINGS: The Bills’ new football stadium in Buffalo, New York, will not be built to LEED standards due to exorbitant related costs, according to the county executive, but experts disagree with his estimates and rationale. (Investigative Post)

GRID: Lawyers for the stalled New England Clean Energy Connect power corridor tell a Maine judge that further delay imperils the project’s economic viability. (Portland Press Herald)

COAL: Two south Baltimore residents file a lawsuit and propose making a class action against CSX over health concerns related to the explosion at its coal terminal in their neighborhood last year. (Daily Record)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Rhode Island kicks off a new electric bike rebate program next week, providing up to $1,000 for low- or moderate-income residents’ purchases and up to $400 for those with higher incomes. (Providence Journal)
• A Vermont electric airplane company discusses its expansion plans and the electric chargers it’s building at airports along the East Coast. (Seven Days)
• New Hampshire’s first electric vehicle charging station funded by the Volkswagen emissions settlement will be a general store destroyed by fire last year. (NHPR)

BIOMASS: Several loggers that supply the Ryegate biomass power plant on Vermont’s side of the Connecticut River say the facility is late on tens of thousands of dollars worth of payments. (VT Digger)

CLIMATE:
• As more frequent flooding and extreme storms lead to mold issues in New York City, experts think many residents will be able to handle the influx, but the most vulnerable will need support. (Gothamist)
• The nonprofit that manages an education center at Maine’s Acadia National Park hires a climate adaptation scientist to experiment with new techniques the park and ones like it can use to mitigate the climate crisis. (Mainebiz)

TRANSIT: More commuter trains are brought in to service the route between Boston and Salem, Massachusetts, to help dissuade tourists from driving to the historically spooky town. (WCVB)

SOLAR: A developer and an electric cooperative that serves Delaware and Virginia say construction has begun on 22.5 MW of local solar arrays. (news release)

HYDROGEN: A new University of Delaware center aims to unlock methods to make hydrogen a cheaper clean energy resource. (Delaware Public Media)

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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.