UTILITIES: Despite earlier reports indicating compromise was unlikely, Maine lawmakers approve an amended utility accountability bill that will mandate quarterly utility performance report cards, among other measures. (Associated Press, Portland Press Herald)

GAS: A Long Island landfill will become the home of one of the East Coast’s largest anaerobic digesters and its biogas generation, but a residents’ coalition says their community is already environmentally overburdened. (CBS News, Newsday)

BUILDINGS: Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signs a bill letting Burlington decide whether to levy additional taxes on residential and commercial property owners using fossil fuels for heating. (Seven Days)

SOLAR:
In Kent County, Delaware, Amazon plans to build a 74.4 MW solar array to help reach its renewable power goals. (Delaware News Journal)
A New Hampshire legislative committee strikes provisions from a bill that would let large businesses sign up for net metering and lift the net metering cap to 5 MW, but retain a power generating incentive pilot program. (NH Business Review)

GRID:
Indigeneous Canadians say the Champlain Hudson Power Express project will harm their native lands and communities, as Hydro-Québec will need to build more dams to fulfill downstate New York power demand. (WAMC)
Federal regulators approve an agreement between New Jersey’s utility board and PJM Interconnection, clarifying that New Jersey ratepayers will be on the hook for the cost of building transmission for 7.5 GW of offshore wind projects. (RTO Insider, subscription)
Thousands across Pennsylvania and New York are still without power as of this morning. (PowerOutage.US)

LABOR: The Maine legislature approves a bill to form a renewable energy workers pre-apprenticeship program and require certain clean energy projects to pay the prevailing wage. (Penobscot Bay Pilot)

CLIMATE:
From increasing tick bites and related illnesses to more people with asthma or allergies, some New Hampshire medical professionals say climate change is already impacting the state’s public health. (Concord Monitor)
New Jersey officials set up a $10 million water conservation fund to combat algae blooms and increase stormwater mitigation projects. (Morristown Daily Record)

TRANSPORTATION: Connecticut lawmakers and activists push for a bill to allow direct-to-consumer car sales favored by electric vehicle companies, saying the dealership model hurts Black and Hispanic drivers through pushy sales tactics and high or hidden fees. (CT Post)

AFFORDABILITY:
New Jersey legislators consider whether to allow self-service gas stations to help lower gas prices in a state where not pumping one’s own gas is a badge of honor. (WHYY)
A New York lawmaker proposes a moratorium on raising electric and gas utility rates for two or four years, depending on a utility’s recent ratemaking filings. (Observer)

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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.