GRID: New York utility regulators and environmental advocates urge federal regulators to pass a proposal that would have ratepayers cover the cost of transmission upgrades needed for clean energy development, which will later lower their energy bills. (Utility Dive)

CLEAN ENERGY:
Some union leaders say they’re unhappy with New York’s clean air plans, saying a rapid shift from fossil fuels to clean energy will jeopardize jobs. (Times Union)
Rhode Island towns oppose a new law barring local tax officials from changing property tax assessments for areas surrounding renewable energy developments, but developers welcome its clarity. (Boston Globe, subscription)
New York looks to develop an unspecified renewable energy project in a former iron mine in the northern part of the state. (North Country Public Radio)

STORAGE: A Connecticut program will provide up to $7,500 to offset battery storage installation costs and offer payments for power fed to the grid, but one customer laments the long interconnection time. (Connecticut Public)

UTILITIES: Connecticut utilities Eversource and Avangrid launch a new flexible payment program for customers who fell behind on bills during the pandemic. (Connecticut Public)

EFFICIENCY: A new Pennsylvania program will help residents make necessary home repairs, including improved weatherization. (WESA)

WIND: A 112 MW wind project in New York’s Broome County is close to complete. (WSKG)

SOLAR:
A health care product manufacturer celebrates the completion of its 6.7 MW rooftop solar system on its Massachusetts distribution center. (news release)
A New Jersey bakery ingredients manufacturer’s headquarters will soon host a 450 kW solar array. (news release)

TRANSPORTATION: Manhattan’s borough president revives talks of congestion pricing as the city’s transportation board lags on implementation. (Gothamist)

CLIMATE: A new program from two conservation groups will pay forest owners in Vermont and parts of Massachusetts and New York to capture and store carbon. (WBUR)

COMMENTARY:
Massachusetts’ legislature should use its budget surplus on clean energy investments such as training offshore wind industry workers, writes the president of the Northeast Clean Energy Council. (CommonWealth)
New York City lawmakers need to take on ambitious local climate policy to combat the federal government’s limited ability to take action, a law professor and an environmental law expert writes. (New York Daily News)
A New Hampshire environmental leader calls on the state’s congressional delegation to lead on climate action. (Concord Monitor)
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision limiting the EPA’s regulatory power puts the health of Mainers at risk, a state lawmaker says, calling on state leaders to pick up the slack. (Bangor Daily News)

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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.