SOLAR: Only three projects have been completed since Massachusetts became the first state to offer agrivoltaic project incentives in 2018, but more are in the pipeline. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• Rotterdam, New York, gets closer to instituting an 18-month solar development moratorium as residents are incensed over a proposal for a 20 MW solar farm on undeveloped land. (Daily Gazette)
• A Vermont town’s planning committee rejects a revised proposal for a 2 MW solar farm that has repeatedly failed to secure state permits. (Vermont News & Media)
• Amherst, Massachusetts, officials celebrate the development of a 3.8 MW solar array on a capped landfill. (Daily Hampshire Gazette)

BIOMASS: A Vermont biomass company files for bankruptcy, leaving dozens of New England loggers with thousands of dollars of unpaid invoices. (Bangor Daily News)

FLOODS: A Gulf of Maine Research Institute pilot project is using solar-powered sensors to estimate rising tides and inform flood preparations in several coastal Maine towns. (News Center Maine)

EDUCATION:
• New Jersey started requiring climate education this school year, but the resources that teachers have to implement those lessons are unevenly distributed. (The Hechinger Report)
• Over 200 organizations sent representatives to an offshore wind energy expo on Long Island to encourage high schoolers to join the industry. (Newsday)
• A Vermont middle school’s curriculum includes a gardening elective that integrates food system, climate and Indigeneous land history education. (Valley News)

BUILDINGS: While colleges across the country are promoting eco-friendly campus changes, many still use fossil fuels to heat and cool buildings, including Dartmouth College and Harvard University. (Reuters)

NUCLEAR: A New York agency’s analysis shows the state could reduce the cost of decarbonization by over $1 billion if advanced nuclear reactors become less expensive. (RTO Insider, subscription)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A New York school district in a mountainous, rural area works to understand what will be needed to convert its fossil fuel-powered school buses to electric. (Daily Freeman)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• Ocean Wind 1’s developers hold a virtual public hearing today to discuss their transmission cable plans off New Jersey’s coast. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• As Ocean Wind’s joint venture with Mayflower Wind contends with contracts that may no longer be economically viable, the latter brings on a new chief executive. (Recharge)

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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.