CLIMATE: Massachusetts legislators vote today on a compromise climate bill, which may incorporate aspects of two earlier bills focused on topics including construction sector fossil fuel use. (CommonWealth Magazine)

ALSO:
President Joe Biden visited a Massachusetts site formerly home to one of the dirtiest coal plants in New England, announcing climate mitigation plans that didn’t live up to some activists’ expectations. (WAMC, ABC News)
A Maine town gives residents composting bins upcycled from lobster traps to help decrease food waste and associated methane emissions in landfills. (The Forecaster)
University of Maine researchers experiment with wood-based 3D printing in the hopes of mitigating the state’s affordable housing and climate crises by creating cheap and recyclable net-zero homes. (Maine Public Radio)

GAS:
In Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County Council overrides a veto from the county executive on a bill banning new fracking projects in public parks. (Pittsburgh City Paper)
A southwestern Pennsylvania hamlet struggles to stay hydrated and hygienic while waiting for water quality test results after fracking fluids entered a nearby abandoned well. (Public Source)

OFFSHORE WIND:
Construction of New York’s Port of Albany offshore wind turbine manufacturing facility, which still needs permits, is months behind schedule. (Times Union)
Fishing industry advocates say they’re against fast-tracking Gulf of Maine offshore wind development over potential impacts on the ocean, fish stocks and their industry. (Cape Cod Times)

GRID:
Numerous municipalities in two Hudson River-adjacent counties worry that laying the Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line along the river will harm the water system. (Daily Freeman)
Maine environmental protection officials start a two-day hearing on an appeal of a permit previously granted to the developers of the New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line. (News Center Maine)

SOLAR:
In New York, a Rockland County solar array on state lands that never generated power is dismantled. (CBS New York)
Commercial operations begin on a 2.3 MW solar farm on a former landfill in northern New Jersey. (news release)
A northern Vermont town issues a request for proposals for a 3.5-acre solar array. (news release)
Construction wraps up on a combined 490 kW solar farm across two school district buildings in a coastal New Jersey town. (news release)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Providing the only public electric vehicle chargers in town, the University of Maine at Orono brings its total number to 35 after it installs four new stations. (Bangor Daily News)

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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.