OIL & GAS: A Massachusetts regulatory decision last month was a setback for renewable natural gas, but environmentalists say it leaves open the possibility for future attempts to promote captured methane as a climate solution. (Energy News Network)

MINING: A Maine couple works through their state’s legal system to get permission to extract lithium-bearing crystals from a large deposit they own. (Boston.com)

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SOLAR: A Tesla factory in South Buffalo utilizing significant state tax incentives was supposed to be a major solar industry manufacturer, but a decade later less than one-fourth of employees are working on such projects. (Investigative Post)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• Atlantic Shores intends to lease nearly three dozen acres at the New Jersey Wind Port to facilitate a planned 1.5 GW offshore wind project, estimated to create over 200 new direct jobs. (offshoreWIND.biz)
• Federal officials schedule a meeting in Portland, Maine, for next week to gather public opinion on offshore wind development in the Gulf of Maine. (Maine Public Radio)

TRANSIT: New York City’s transit agency plans to install bike racks at 37 subway stations to encourage cycling following a new agency report outlining how to improve cycling, walking and micromobility in the city. (The City)

TRANSPORTATION: Maryland’s outgoing governor approves vehicle emissions program changes that allow newer cars to submit for less-frequent inspections, a measure that some Democrats say disproportionately impacts low-income people, among other concerns. (Baltimore Sun)

GRID:
• As plans continue to install a 150-ton lithium-ion battery project on a New York City condo building’s rooftop, some residents worry the development could catch fire or collapse. (Gothamist)
• A municipal Connecticut utility brings online a 7.4 MW gas-fired fuel cell power plant in Groton. (news release)

CLIMATE:
• A new report from University of Massachusetts in Boston researchers details the experiences and desires of city residents of color to participate in climate mitigation. (news release)
• Any snow falling on skiing lands in Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts isn’t lasting long amid warmer temperatures, leading to postponed high school ski seasons and closed trails. (WCVB)

COMMENTARY: A Boston transportation consultant explains why outdated laws and costs are among the reasons why Boston has no e-bikes in its bikeshare system. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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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.