OFFSHORE WIND: The governors of every Northeast coastal state partner with federal officials to expand workforce and manufacturing-related parts of the regional offshore wind industry. (Associated Press)

ALSO: The country’s first facility for manufacturing offshore wind turbine foundations is expected to create about 500 jobs in a New Jersey town as it recovers from a local refinery cutting back operations. (NJ Spotlight)

GRID:
Federal regulators begin investigating ISO New England for potential fraud over payments to a now-bankrupt Massachusetts power plant. (Hartford Courant)
New York regulators approve a permit for a 135 MW battery storage system on the site of a massive New York City fuel oil and gas plant. (Energy Storage News)

UTILITIES: Consumer advocates and Massachusetts’ attorney general express concern that a utility’s plan to purchase three power plants in the Northeast will intensify regional power generation market concentration. (Utility Dive)

OIL & GAS: Pennsylvania received over $234 million in gas well impact fees from drillers in 2021, the highest since the pandemic began and slowed down activity. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

SOLAR:
An energy developer buys land at a central Maine business park to develop a 3.64 MW solar array. (Mainebiz)
Organizers of an annual music and renewable energy festival in Vermont find a new home for the event: a plot shared with a planned 2.2 MW solar array. (Rutland Herald)
In Massachusetts, a solar developer wraps up construction on a 7.3 MW solar farm with a 3.6 MY energy storage system. (news release)

TRANSPORTATION:
Rhode Island legislators pass a budget that funds a $2.5 million pilot to eliminate fares on a bus route that carries half the state’s riders. (Boston Globe)
Maine Sen. Angus King has misgivings over a federal gas tax holiday proposal, noting that the tax helps maintain roads. (WABI)

BUILDINGS: A Maryland firm with a large commercial building portfolio in the Washington, D.C., area will purchase renewable energy credits to offset most of its power use in 2022. (WTOP)

BIOMASS: New York lawmakers end their legislative session without addressing a bill to extend an operations contract with a 60 MW biomass facility that powers Fort Drum, leaving its future unclear. (NNY360)

GEOTHERMAL: A much-delayed New York City hotel intends to be the first in the city to be heated and cooled by geothermal energy if it can overcome new zoning regulations. (Brownstoner)

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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.