GRID: Jersey Central Power and Light files a plan with New Jersey regulators to get approval for what it calls its “largest-ever infrastructure upgrade investment plan,” $935 million worth of grid modernization and resiliency projects. (Asbury Park Press)


  • Although Massachusetts failed to secure any of the $250 million it sought from a federal grid resilience program, utilities National Grid and Generac have each locked down $50 million for grid projects in the state. (Boston Globe)
  • After successfully trialing a prototype, Eversource distributes “rapid pole” technology to crews in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire to halve power restoration time. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

NUCLEAR: Federal regulators propose a $43,750 fine for Holtec International over improperly handled radioactive material shipments from New Jersey’s former Oyster Creek nuclear plant, which the company is decommissioning. (Asbury Park Press)

FOSSIL FUELS: A Philadelphia nonprofit receives $500,000 in federal funds to increase monitoring of Delaware’s largest polluter, the Delaware City Refinery. (Delaware News Journal)


  • NJ Transit officials say their new $685 million deal to purchase 750 diesel-fueled buses is potentially the “last diesel bus procurement” the agency will ever make. (
  • A new deal between GM and workers means $300 million in electric vehicle manufacturing investments for its Tonawanda, New York, facility, a plan that essentially solidifies the town’s place in the EV future. Buffalo News)
  • A state judge prevents New York City from issuing new for-hire taxi licenses as it worked to roll out unlimited licenses for electric vehicles. (Gothamist)



  • Portland-based ReVision Energy will acquire Sunbug Solar, a Massachusetts company, to improve service for customers in that state. (Maine Public Radio)
  • In Connecticut, a developer intends to soon file plans to build a solar farm slated to power 760 homes, but some residents are concerned about noise pollution and using farmland for the site. (Hartford Courant)
  • More Rhode Island breweries are turning to solar power to electrify their operations. (Boston Globe)


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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.