UTILITIES: One of Vermont’s biggest employers takes another crack at forming its own utility, this time with the conditional support of the Conservation Law Foundation, which had opposed its earlier regulatory application. (VT Digger)

FOSSIL FUELS: A federal appeals court finds the Delaware attorney general’s climate lawsuit against several major petroleum companies should proceed in state court. (Associated Press)

WIND:
Two federal agencies say they oppose authorizing a dredging permit needed to turn New York’s Port of Albany into a $350 million wind turbine manufacturing facility along the Hudson River. (Times Union)
Ørsted files a permit application with New Jersey environmental protection officials for the near-shore and onshore aspects of its Ocean Wind 1 facility around Ocean and Cape May counties. (news release)

GRID:
In Washington, D.C., regulators authorize $92.4 million worth of efficiency and demand response projects and programs, projecting around 1% energy savings. (Utility Dive)
In Rhode Island, Mayflower Wind promises Aquidneck Island residents that their plan to bury a transmission line under a road and a riverbed would have minimal impact. (ecoRI)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
New Hampshire regulators authorize Eversource Energy’s roughly $2 million plan to further develop the state’s electric vehicle charging network. (NHPR)
A Maine town purchased an electric vehicle charging station to increase its revenue, but it hasn’t worked since November and the manufacturer isn’t providing solutions. (Sun Journal)

SOLAR: Maine transportation officials announce plans to install enough solar arrays to power around 1,000 homes along a highway in Augusta. (WABI)

CLIMATE: A New Hampshire group works to collect and preserve seeds that are adapting to the state’s changing climate. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

AFFORDABILITY: A New Jersey Board of Public Utilities-commissioned report finds that the state’s clean energy transition will save ratepayers money but doesn’t examine how much funding is needed to fully decarbonize. (NJ Spotlight)

COAL:
Demolition begins at a coal plant in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, which should wrap up by fall 2023; in Maryland’s Baltimore County, a former coal station is slated for implosion tomorrow. (Lehigh Valley Live, WBAL)
Bridgeport, Connecticut, receives $300,000 in federal funds to study how to reuse a closed coal plant in town. (CT Post)

GEOTHERMAL: A New Jersey flower cutting business receives a roughly $24,000 federal grant to install geothermal heating for its greenhouse. (East Windsor, NJ, Patch)

NUCLEAR: Federal officials plan to soon release a report examining the factors behind a false alarm at the Seabrook nuclear plant that frightened beachgoers and nearby residents. (WMUR)

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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.