FOSSIL FUELS: The developers of what would be New Jersey’s first liquefied natural gas export terminal can have three more years to construct the facility, a regional commission decides. (NJ Spotlight)

ALSO:
Richard Glick, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair, says New England’s LNG imports are “not a sustainable solution,” instead encouraging new transmission lines and energy storage solutions. (E&E News)
Federal energy regulators met yesterday in Burlington, Vermont, for a winter gas forum that considered looming regional energy cost increases and brought together stakeholders sharing their solutions. (Hartford Courant)

OFFSHORE WIND:
A federal judge decides that General Electric infringed on Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s patent to develop its Haliade-X wind turbines; GE can no longer sell those turbines in the U.S. but can still use them for its current Massachusetts and New Jersey projects. (Reuters)
In Rhode Island, An organization of recreational saltwater anglers are fighting against plans to bury a power transmission cable from the Mayflower Wind project under a river. (ecoRI)
A conservation nonprofit and Empire Wind’s developers extend a large whale acoustic monitoring agreement so data can be collected throughout the wind project’s different construction phases in the New York Bight. (news release)

SOLAR:
Officials in Augusta, Maine, won’t have a chance to weigh in on two solar arrays being installed at highway exits, frustrating some who wanted to have input on the projects. (Kennebec Journal)
Kent County, Delaware, officials draft an ordinance restricting large solar projects to a small zoning district. (Delaware Business Times)

HYDROGEN: A global industrial gases firm plans to build a 35 MW electrolyzer plant to support hydrogen production at a site in Niagara Falls, New York. (news release)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Pennsylvania puts an income limit on its electric vehicle rebate program but expands the subsidy amounts up to $3,000. (WHYY)

PUBLIC TRANSIT: Within three years, Boston intends to add 100 new public bike share stations, make bicyclist-friendly road alterations and ensure that half the city’s residents are within a three-minute walk to a safe bike route. (news release)

GRID:
New York grants $16.6 million for long-duration energy storage projects that incorporate renewable energy but announces it will also consider another $17 million worth of such projects. (RTO Insider, subscription)
A large hydroelectric facility in western Massachusetts installs the region’s first vehicle-to-grid bidirectional charging station, as well as two single-direction stations. (Hydro Review)

AFFORDABILITY:
Volatile gas prices and gas supply transportation constraints are helping drive up energy prices across New England, but those prices are rising unevenly in the region. (WBUR/NHPR)
A Maryland utility faces pushback from a state consumer advocate over its proposal to hike rates by $37.5 million over three years for infrastructure and customer service projects. (Salisbury Daily Times)

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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.