CRYPTOCURRENCY: New York’s new cryptomining permits moratorium won’t impact a contentious facility near Seneca Lake that is currently appealing its permit renewal denial. (Rochester Beacon)

SOLAR:
• A northern New York planning board provides conditional approval for a 5 MW solar array, despite local concerns over its decommissioning plan; access road construction; and the loss of farmland and wildlife habitat. (NNY360)
• A Massachusetts county judge considers appealing the permit of three solar arrays at the request of a local abutter and an environmental group. (Greenfield Recorder)

GRID:
• Federal officials intend to investigate the cause of a small plane crash that knocked out power to 120,000 Maryland homes after striking a power transmission tower. (Washington Post)
• Top officials with Maine’s utility commission and Central Maine Power weigh in on whether the state’s grid is ready for an electric vehicle-heavy future. (News Center Maine)
• Several New York utilities sue the state utility commission over the implementation of a state law regarding customer bill credits for prolonged outages, saying it lacks a cost-recovery mechanism. (Crain’s New York)
• A New York utility plans to upgrade its drone inspection program with artificial intelligence to identify and evaluate power failures. (news release)

AFFORDABILITY:
• Connecticut legislators call for a multi-state investigation into Eversource’s “exorbitant and punishing” rate increases. (CT Post)
• A leading credit rating agency questions whether Connecticut utilities’ major projects could be delayed as customers struggle to pay their bills. (New Haven Register)
• New York legislators pass a bill that funds individuals or nonprofits seeking to intervene in utility ratemaking cases. (WAER)
• Connecticut governmental and utility officials agree to provide bill credits to offset electric rate hikes in 2023. (Connecticut Public Radio)

BUILDINGS: New Hampshire will receive $6.2 million in federal funds for its weatherization program, roughly $5.6 million of which will be allocated to low-income households. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

TRANSIT: The subway in Washington, D.C., hasn’t seen the same post-pandemic ridership resurgence as other major U.S. cities but still seems crowded because fewer trains are in service. (Daily Record)

OFFSHORE WIND: The developers behind Revolution Wind and Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium team up to study how offshore wind turbines impact marine wildlife. (news release)

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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.