COAL: New England’s last active coal plant has failed to qualify for the 2026-2027 regional grid capacity auction, potentially signaling the facility’s end is near. (CommonWealth Magazine)

OIL & GAS: A new report suggests Philadelphia Gas Works will spend up to $8 billion over the next 35 years to replace its old gas distribution pipeline system, even as climate experts call for phasing off gas entirely. (WHYY)

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HYDROELECTRIC: Despite environmentalists’ extinction concerns, a federal agency decides four hydroelectric dams in Maine aren’t likely to condemn the last remaining wild Atlantic salmon in the country. (Associated Press)

UTILITIES: Exelon’s new chief executive officer explains how the utility’s capital plan responds to the climate policies of states in their service territory, which are among the most strict in the country. (S&P Global)

BUILDINGS: A Rhode Island coalition of labor unions and environmentalists calls on state legislators to approve a bill to decarbonize public school buildings by the end of 2035. (Boston Globe)

• An equity subcommittee of Vermont’s Climate Council discusses how the council’s small participation payments exclude vulnerable communities from joining. (VT Digger)
• Massachusetts’ first undersecretary of environmental justice and equity discusses her plans, including a focus on communities of color within building decarbonization discussions. (WBUR)

• A New Jersey lawmaker wants car manufacturers to keep AM radio technology in their electric vehicles to preserve the communication channel often used during disasters. (NBC New York)
• Trenton, New Jersey, receives an almost $1.5 million state grant to buy two new electric garbage trucks. (Trentonian)
• Washington, D.C., announces plans to add over 700 new electric bikes to the city bikeshare program while trumpeting the completion of a controversial 1.5-mile bike lane connecting several downtown neighborhoods. (DCist)
• New York City’s transit agency seeks information from prospective vendors to buy 470 electric buses and portable battery trailer systems to hit its fleet decarbonization goal. (Gothamist)

• Potsdam, New York, officials consider a proposed solar farm that would be sited on a capped landfill. (WWNY)
• Voters in Albion, Maine, agree to a solar ordinance that regulates how tall and far from roads a project should be, as well as fencing and land impact mitigation requirements. (Morning Sentinel)

CLIMATE: Researchers test if growing kelp in polluted New York waterways can mitigate climate change, improve water quality and restore ecosystems. (The City)

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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.