CLIMATE: In Maryland, Baltimore County officials disagree as to whether they should follow the city of Baltimore in suing fossil fuel companies over climate change. (Baltimore Sun)

OFFSHORE WIND: Commonwealth Wind says it will move forward with its submitted power purchase agreement after Massachusetts regulators’ decide not to suspend the contract. (Reuters)

GEOTHERMAL: Dandelion Energy appears to have quietly exited the Vermont market, roughly a year and a half after kicking off its geothermal heat installation business in the state. (Electrek)

SOLAR:
• A Boston developer gets the go-ahead to begin construction on a 152 MW solar farm in Maine’s Kennebec County. (PV Magazine)
• New York regulators work to identify tools they could use to force utilities to tackle community solar billing issues. (River Reporter)

BIOGAS: UGI Corp. and Cayuga RNG announce plans for a biogas facility at an upstate New York dairy farm scheduled for an early 2024 completion. (UPI)

MINING: In northern Maine, geologists discover a large deposit of rare minerals needed for electric and hybrid vehicles, among other consumer technologies. (Maine Public Radio)

BUILDINGS:
• Climate activists want Massachusetts’ governor-elect to support updated building codes encouraging net-zero developments, which she fought as attorney general. (Boston Herald)
• Outdated insulation may leave Philadelphians living in older homes with higher heating bills this winter. (Fox29)
• In New York City, a developer says it plans to only use renewable energy to power the city’s first all-electric residential tower. (news release)

COAL: The steel frame of a former coal plant in Burlington, Vermont, is the visual centerpiece of a multi-use waterfront area under development. (VTDigger)

AFFORDABILITY:
• Maine regulators authorize Versant Power to increase its standard-offer power supply rate by 41%, raising the typical home’s monthly bill by almost $24. (Portland Press Herald)
• Pennsylvania regulators warn that electric utilities’ standard offer prices are rising across the state starting in December, with some shooting up 34%. (CBS Pittsburgh)

NUCLEAR: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory receives over $12 million from federal energy officials to push forward nuclear fusion pilot projects. (news release)

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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.