FOSSIL FUELS: With more people taking the threat of climate change seriously and electrification measures abound, New England fuel dealers consider how to market themselves and secure their economic future. (Portland Press Herald)

ALSO: Rolling diesel fuel outages lead Pennsylvania’s governor to drop a biodiesel blending requirement and allow imported diesel. (Morning Call)

CLIMATE:
A report from New York City health officials finds Black people were twice as likely to die from high heat stress than other racial groups in the past decade. (CNN)
A climate conference in Maine last week highlighted political differences in how the crisis is viewed, as well as consensus being built around climate solutions. (News Center Maine)

OFFSHORE WIND: In a draft environmental impact statement, Federal officials say a proposed wind farm off the New Jersey coast likely wouldn’t affect tourism and marine life that much but could severely impact local fisheries and boat traffic. (NJ.com)

SOLAR:
Voters in a Maine town decide against leasing a piece of public land to the developers of a 120-MW solar array. (Sun Journal)
A judicial decision preventing a New York town from participating in proceedings related to a major local solar project’s siting serves as a harbinger of decisions for other large projects in the area. (Lockport Union Sun & Journal)

TRANSIT:
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont weighs asking the state legislature to extend free bus service to support low-income families beyond Dec. 1. (Hartford Courant)
The leader of the New York-New Jersey PATH transit service moves forward with a $1 billion expansion project amid significantly reduced ridership. (NorthJersey.com)
Boston’s transit system slashes its weekday schedule to make safety-related changes ordered by federal transportation officials. (WCVB)
Massachusetts transit observers discuss what an ideal public transit system would look like if it actually served Boston communities’ needs. (Boston Globe)

GRID:
New Jersey lawmakers consider a bill that would make available up to $60 million in ratepayer-provided funds to incentivize new energy storage systems. (NJ Spotlight)
A planned liquid air-based energy storage system in Vermont will no longer proceed. (Granite Geek)
Massachusetts substation equipment malfunctions and starts a fire, injuring a worker and temporarily leaving thousands without power. (WCVB)

UTILITIES:
Three New York utilities will collectively have their revenues cut by $19.5 million in revenues after failing to meet performance metrics in 2021, the state utility regulator decides. (Daily Freeman)
Five Pennsylvania utilities will use federal tax savings to refund $64 million to ratepayers. (Lehigh Valley Live)

BUILDINGS: A community theater in Holyoke, Massachusetts, will use pandemic relief funds to transition from gas to electric heating. (MassLive, subscription)

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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.