OFFSHORE WIND: While plans are coming together to make a floating offshore wind turbine demonstration project a reality in the Gulf of Maine, a developer says expanding that pilot to a utility-scale project would face numerous challenges. (News Center Maine)

OIL & GAS:
• A shortage of a type of kerosene fuel hits Maine, where over 60% of the population relies on heating fuel to get through the winter. (News Center Maine)
• Pennsylvania environmental officials approve and work to finalize a volatile organic compounds emissions rule for some oil and gas wells, two months before a federal deadline. (WESA)

COAL: A Pennsylvania company wins a nearly $2 million state grant to develop a high-temperature method of pulling rare earth elements from coal fly ash for use in electronics. (Tribune-Democrat)

SOLAR: Morale slips among members of a western New York community looking to block a proposed 350 MW solar farm as they fear there is little that can be done to achieve their goal. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

CLIMATE: In New York City, a Brooklyn cemetery threatened by climate change is set to receive a $600,000 state grant to bolster its stormwater management. (Brooklyn Eagle)

AFFORDABILITY: A Rhode Island newspaper examines what powers a decades-old energy crisis law grants the governor after a gubernatorial candidate claims the office can postpone or halt utility bill hikes. (Providence Journal)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• New Hampshire’s Executive Council will next week begin considering electric vehicle charging station grant contracts — funds that some observers say should have been released by the governor much earlier. (InDepth NH)
• Efficiency Maine outlines its plans to install more electric vehicle fast chargers to several rural communities to meet state climate goals. (Bangor Daily News)
• A supermarket chain expands its electric vehicle charging station footprint with plans for two new stations at a western New York store. (Buffalo News)

BUILDINGS:
• The owners of an almost century-old New York City apartment building add solar panels to ensure the structure meets the city’s building emissions goal in time. (NY1)
• Maryland energy officials renew a school decarbonization grant and net-zero facility design program with almost $2 million for fiscal year 2023. (Daily Record)

TRANSIT: In Massachusetts, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she will arrange a hearing focused on safety, management and operational concerns at Boston’s transit agency. (MassLive)

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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.