CLIMATE: New York officials ask state residents to help determine whether their neighborhoods should be considered disadvantaged communities under the state’s climate law. (The City)

ALSO:
States in the Chesapeake Bay area will receive $238 million from the U.S. EPA for bay improvements, including climate mitigation and environmental justice projects. (Salisbury Daily Times)
Maryland reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 32% from 2006 to 2020, bounding past its goal of a 25% cut by that year. (RTO Insider, subscription)
Some upstate New York farmers work to commercially grow chickpeas, a climate-friendly crop. (Civil Eats)
A Massachusetts university will soon list the climate footprint of menu items in its cafeterias to help students easily make eco-friendly meal choices. (MassLive)

SOLAR:
New York’s power siting board will host a public meeting this week as it determines whether a 200 MW solar farm can be built in a Finger Lakes-area town. (Auburn Citizen)
Some Chesapeake Bay communities host grazing sheep for solar array site vegetation management, but there may not be enough sheep for every array out there. (Bay Journal)
A developer wraps up construction of a 2.5 MW community solar farm at a church in Montgomery County, Maryland. (news release)

CLEAN ENERGY: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker seems to be using earmarks in a massive economic development bill to push through a $750 million clean energy fund he first proposed months ago. (Boston Globe)

AFFORDABILITY: Home heating oil prices in southern Maine skyrocket to almost $6.00 per gallon, which some distributors fear will be too expensive for residents to afford. (Lewiston Sun Journal)

TRANSPORTATION: Amtrak service was delayed for hours yesterday between Philadelphia and New York when a car crashed into the power line servicing the trains; NJ Transit also saw interrupted service. (amNY)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
In Massachusetts, the governor’s office wants to financially incentivize residents to purchase electric bicycles. (StreetsBlog Mass)
In Brooklyn, New York, a supermarket selling electric scooters and bicycles is destroyed in a blaze that fire officials say was the result of an exploding lithium-ion battery. (NY Daily News)

GAS: A long-running Boston-area café permanently closes after an oil delivery company spilled dozens of gallons of heating oil into their basement, destroying thousands of dollars worth of equipment. (WCVB)

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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.