WIND: Significant funding and engineering efforts are being channeled toward making floating wind farms in the Gulf of Maine a reality amid fears from fishers that the infrastructure will hurt their work and marine life. (Boston Globe)

ALSO: Rhode Island Energy issues a request for proposals for up-to-1 GW worth of offshore wind power projects; the utility expects to announce winning bidders by August 2023. (Market Watch)

SOLAR:
• An energy developer intends to soon ask New York energy regulators to approve a 240 MW solar array in the northern part of the state. (NNY360)
• Officials in Augusta, Maine, want to reconsider local solar development rules because of residential frustration with new installations at two interstate interchanges, even though the rules wouldn’t apply to the locations in question. (Sun Journal)
• A New Jersey city will spend $700,000 in state funds to buy 200 solar-powered garbage-compacting cans with sensors to signal when they are full — a plan not all residents are backing. (Paterson Press)

BUILDINGS: To reduce car reliance and encourage more housing construction, officials in a Vermont city consider striking minimum parking requirements for residential properties. (Burlington Free Press)

CLIMATE: Board members in a downstate New York town are worried about how the state’s climate mitigation goals will impact low-to-middle-income families and whether energy siting rules give them enough autonomy. (Daily Freeman)

AFFORDABILITY:
• A New York legislator wants his state to create a short-term middle-income home energy payment program and suspend some home heating fuel taxes to mitigate rising energy costs. (Post-Journal)
• New Yorkers are buying up firewood in droves as concerns rise over the mounting cost of different home heating fuels this winter. (Times Union)

OIL & GAS: New England’s reliance on imported LNG could tack another $22.00 onto a typical Maine home’s monthly electric bill next year. (Portland Press Herald)

INCINERATION: In Pennsylvania, environmentalists aim to stop a local solid waste authority from sending its incineration plant ash to a southeastern township’s landfill due to pollution concerns. (Reading Eagle)

GRID: National Grid and a Massachusetts startup work to develop a transmission line that can carry up to 10 times more electricity than a current standard line by utilizing liquid nitrogen. (Boston Globe)

PIPELINES: The developers of the Colonial Pipeline finish construction of a new jet fuel delivery facility that connects Philadelphia’s main airport with the pipeline. (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.