CLIMATE: A federal grant will fund a $66 million, five-year project studying how Baltimore can resist and adapt to climate change. (Inside Climate News)

ALSO:
• New York City’s low-lying East Harlem neighborhood avoided the worst ravages of Hurricane Sandy, but observers say it may not be spared in the next major storm. (The City)
• A University of Rhode Island lecture highlights how melting sea ice in the Arctic Ocean affects New England through sea level rise and more-frequent extreme weather. (ecoRI)

OFFSHORE WIND: Salem, Massachusetts, receives nearly $34 million in federal funds to transform its disused, coal-heavy waterfront into an offshore wind port. (Boston Globe)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Massachusetts energy officials say funding and administrative requirements are why new electric vehicle incentives passed in August still aren’t available. (WBUR)
• New Jersey regulators authorize funds to form the state’s first fast charger installation program for medium- to heavy-duty electric vehicles. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• Con Edison partners with General Motors on a pilot studying energy usage and electric vehicle charging behavior data. (New York Carib News)

SOLAR:
• Two conservation groups in Massachusetts file over 1,500 signatures from state residents calling for an end to state subsidies for big solar facilities and the implementation of a capacity limit. (Greenfield Recorder)
• A family farm near Rochester, New York, plants decorative flowers between rows of solar panels to maximize growing potential with minimal power generation interference. (Rochester City Paper)

BIOGAS: In Delaware, a company wants to use anaerobic digesters to create biogas from discarded poultry parts, but activists say the facility will pollute the area and that local residents haven’t been kept abreast of the proposal. (WMDT)

BUILDING: Workers finish constructing the steel frame of what will be Maine’s tallest building: an all-electric, 190-foot-tall apartment complex. (News Center Maine)

UTILITIES:
• Only about one-fifth of states, including New York, require utility regulators to consider equity in utility ratemaking and investment decisions, according to new research. (Utility Dive)
• New Jersey regulators hear from a utility and three trade groups who say proposed battery storage ownership and operations policies are too restrictive toward utilities. (RTO Insider, subscription)

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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.