Correction: A Maine board advanced regulations to phase out gas-powered car sales in the state. An item in this digest originally misstated the board’s decision.

CLEAN ENERGY: New York announces 6.4 GW worth of new renewable energy projects, including three offshore wind farms and almost two dozen solar and hydroelectric facilities, capable of providing up to 12% of the state’s power demand. (E&E News, Gothamist, news release)

HYDROGEN: Although Pennsylvania officials are cheering on two new hydrogen hubs set to be developed in the state, environmentalists caution that few details have emerged to prove these will be “green” projects. (Spotlight PA)


WIND: The administration of Massachustts’ governor  comes out in support of an offshore wind supply chain facility at Brayton Point as local leaders scramble to balance residents’ concerns with development needs. (CommonWealth Magazine)


  • A Maine board advances regulations to phase out gas-powered car sales in the state — but doesn’t move forward with a similar electric truck policy over cost concerns. (Bangor Daily News)
  • A panel discussion highlights the challenges of transportation electrification in New York City and concludes that public-private partnerships will be necessary to reach its goals. (Clean Technica)


  • Outdated town zoning laws make it difficult for proponents and opponents of a proposed 19 MW solar array to make their case in Cranston, Rhode Island. (Cranston Herald)
  • A New York community college seeks out $4.5 million from the state university system to develop an up-to-6 MW solar farm. (Niagara Gazette)


  • New York City firefighters tackle a sizable lithium-ion battery fire at a storage facility, finding a slew of batteries and bikes; a facility employee says there’s no way to stop such items from being stored there. (Brooklyn Eagle)
  • In New York, Long Island residents say they’re worried about potential harm from a six-acre battery storage facility under development in Holtsville. (Newsday)

GAS: Massachusetts’ gas utilities contend with an unsteady future as they must both prepare for decarbonization policies that aim to end their operations while maintaining the infrastructure they still have. (Boston Globe)

NUCLEAR: Westinghouse decides to lease a large western Pennsylvania building to make nuclear battery components, expanding its regional operations. (Trib Live)

CLIMATE: A special Rhode Island legislative commission looks to understand the factors limiting the success of the state’s famous Quahog harvest, including climate change. (Associated Press)

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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.