CLIMATE: In Maine, advocates say an engineered wood material called mass timber could be a climate solution because of its carbon sequestration potential and as an economic opportunity for the state’s forest products industry. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• New York’s approved environmental bond act could help Brooklyn’s environmentally overburdened neighborhoods by funding wetlands restoration, stormwater management infrastructure and other climate needs. (Brooklyn Eagle)
New Hampshire falls behind its New England neighbors in local climate action, including on renewable energy standards and energy efficiency. (NHPR)
• A global survey of methane emissions shows New Hampshire’s greatest sources are almost entirely landfills. (Granite Geek)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• A fishing industry group seeks a summary judgment from a Massachusetts federal court over its claims that the federal government illegally approved the Vineyard Wind project. (Reuters)
• Eversource’s CEO says several prospective buyers have told the utility they’re interested in acquiring its U.S. offshore wind assets. (Wind Power Monthly)

CLEAN ENERGY: Maryland and Massachusetts Democrats now have control of the governor’s office and both houses of their state legislatures, meaning bolder clean energy legislation has a better chance of success. (Inside Climate News)

GRID: Tropical Storm Nicole will bring high winds and rain to New England but likely won’t cause much damage in Massachusetts; meanwhile, some New York utilities prepare for possible power outages. (Boston.com, Mid-Hudson News)

GEOTHERMAL: Developers plan to construct a combined wastewater energy transfer geothermal system at two housing cooperatives in New York City’s Bronx borough using state funds as part of the Empire Building Challenge. (RTO Insider, subscription)

SOLAR:
• In New Hampshire, Unitil wants to build and own a 5 MW solar array — a facility larger than anything currently generating in the state and the utility’s first foray into energy generation. (NH Business Review)
• Amid plans for a potential solar construction moratorium, a Maine town’s planning board discusses a company’s seemingly incomplete application for a commercial solar array. (The Town Line)
• A Connecticut manufacturer installs a rooftop solar array that will meet 96% of its power needs at a Middletown facility. (news release)

AFFORDABILITY: Vermont residents rush to minimize the impact of rising fossil fuel costs through home electrification, weatherization and financial assistance programs. (Seven Days)

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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.