GAS: Plans to build a 657 MW gas-fired power plant in a central New Jersey township draw criticism from lawmakers, residents and the mayor of nearby Newark, though the township mayor has signaled support. (NJ Advance Media, My Central Jersey)

• Pennsylvania environmental officials didn’t immediately visit the site of a Pittsburgh-area gas plant fire as the state had initially reported, instead taking over a week to inspect the facility. (Inside Climate News)
• A Maine consortium of oil, propane and gas providers is promoting inaccurate statements about the cold weather efficiency and climate-friendliness of electric heat pumps. (Maine Public)

• Federal officials publish a draft environmental review of the proposed 2.4 GW SouthCoast Wind project. (E&E News, subscription)
• Federal environmental officials authorize a Hudson River dredging project to make way for an offshore wind turbine tower manufacturing plant at the Port of Albany in New York. (Times Union)

BUILDING: A New York City skyscraper was built in 2016 with climate mitigation features, but some of those strategies are already considered outdated. (New York Times)

• A top Connecticut regulator describes how ratemaking settlements have allowed Eversource to avoid scrutiny and deeper oversight. (CT Mirror)
• Maryland’s consumer advocate says the state’s gas utilities need to face the reality of an electrified future and pump the brakes on new infrastructure projects to avoid low-income ratepayers holding the bag. (Baltimore Sun)
• Central Hudson Gas & Electric’s chief executive departs amid an ongoing customer billing scandal. (Daily Freeman)

• A solar developer schedules a public meeting to discuss a 40 MW solar project proposed in the Adirondack Park area of New York. (Adirondack Explorer)
• In southeast Pennsylvania, a township considers a special zoning exemption for a 27-acre solar array, not long after a contentious fight concluded over a 600-acre project approved last year. (York Dispatch)
• A New York energy siting board hears an appeal of its approval of a 200 MW solar array in Cayuga County. (Auburn Citizen)
• A western New York town considers two local solar laws related to project siting and battery storage incorporation. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

• New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposed fiscal year 2024 budget includes billions for climate projects and initiatives, but policy advocates question whether it’s enough. (Gothamist)
• Every New York City borough president tells the city’s mayor to include one million more tree plantings in an upcoming climate mitigation plan. (City Limits)

• Some New Englanders report that charging their electric vehicles is costing almost as much as filling up with gas amid high power prices and falling gasoline costs. (CBS News MoneyWatch)
• A Maine reporter tests how efficiently a DC fast charger would function during recent sub-zero temperatures. (News Center Maine)

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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.