GRID: A New Hampshire electric co-op is testing a transactive energy rate that pays owners of electric vehicles and battery storage systems for sending power to the grid during high demand periods. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: Transmission advocates watch for progress with Central Maine Power’s transmission corridor legal challenges, marking the project as a harbinger for the future of American transmission siting. (E&E News)

GAS: Pennsylvania environmental officials say an air quality plan for a planned 1.24 GW gas-fired power plant set certain emissions limits too high, but it’s unclear why the higher limit was established. (PennLive Patriot-Star)

EFFICIENCY: Maine finalizes new household appliance efficiency rules that one nonprofit leader says will save around $36 million every year by 2035. (Maine Public Radio)

PUBLIC TRANSIT:
Over $23 million in federal transportation funds will go toward electrical upgrades and backup generators at three Philadelphia bus depots for electric buses. (WHYY)
Two long-awaited bus rapid transit lines in Maryland’s Montgomery County procure funding and set start dates in 2027 and 2028. (Greater Greater Washington)

GEOTHERMAL: Officials in Woodstock, New York, are confident the state energy research agency will grant them funds to assess the feasibility of a community geothermal system. (Daily Freeman)

HYDROELECTRIC: A new pollution control plan is now in place for the Chesapeake Bay’s Conowingo Dam, but participating states still won’t reach their federal pollution reduction deadline. (Bay Journal)

OFFSHORE WIND: A proposed offshore wind port along New York’s Hudson River faces environmental obstacles related to tree clearing and an endangered fish that could jeopardize its construction. (Politico)

COAL: A provision of the federal Inflation Reduction Act could help Pennsylvania miners suffering from black lung disease as it makes permanent a coal tax that funds healthcare costs. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

AFFORDABILITY:
National Grid says its Long Island and central New York gas heating customers will respectively see bill increases of up to 29% and 39%, which the utility says is due to continued gas pricing volatility. (Newsday, Syracuse.com)
A Massachusetts energy supplier begins allowing users to install more solar than necessary in order to donate any unused power to low-income families. (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.