ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New York City’s public housing agency won’t seek to ban e-bikes from its properties — a controversial proposal made following several e-bike fires — because many residents rely on the vehicles for work. (Streetsblog)

ALSO: Firefighters and emergency medical technicians in two New Jersey cities haven’t faced an electric vehicle fire yet, but are receiving training to handle one as electric vehicle adoption increases. (Vineland Daily Journal)

CLIMATE:
• Predictions indicate cities between Boston and Baltimore will likely see a warmer-than-normal winter this year. (CNN)
• Different forest management techniques in the North Maine Woods could help New England states reach their climate goals, but the role of the forestry industry is an open question. (NPR)

CLEAN ENERGY:
• Baltimore-based Constellation Energy’s chief executive discusses the company’s plans to develop carbon-free hydrogen power in order to “deal with the climate crisis effectively” by midcentury goals. (Baltimore Sun)
• New York’s governor announces two measures to expand offshore wind sector job training and opportunities. (NY1)

TRANSIT:
• A Rhode Island commuter rail train station has yet to reach ridership estimates set when it opened about a decade ago, but some observers believe gasoline prices and changing transit habits can turn things around. (Providence Journal)
• In New York, Ithaca’s planning and development community advances plans for a city bikeshare program, which could see a soft launch as soon as this winter. (Ithaca Voice)
• A poll finds not even one-fifth of Massachusetts residents want the next governor to keep the current slate of leaders at Boston’s troubled transit agency. (Boston Herald)

UTILITIES:
• As New York’s utility regulator investigates Central Hudson Gas & Electric’s billing practices, issues continue to plague customers, who left over 4,200 comments with the investigation. (Times Union)
• Pennsylvania’s utility commission now has a full board after spending over two years getting three commissioners approved due to politicking around the state’s entrance into the RGGI. (RTO Insider, subscription)

GRID: One of the New York grid operator’s committees approves a draft reliability assessment, which finds narrower resource adequacy and transmission security margins but no imminent reliability needs. (RTO Insider, subscription)

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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.