CLIMATE: New York voters approve a $4.3 billion environmental bond act that will support school bus electrification, efficiency retrofits at state properties and offshore wind farms, among other projects. (Times Union)

ALSO: A grant-funded program in Maryland holds workshops to help Latino residents learn about and act on climate change and environmental issues in their communities. (Yale Climate Connections)

PIPELINES: A federal appeals court rejects a lawsuit by a Pennsylvania order of Catholic nuns seeking compensation for a pipeline on their property that they say violates their religious beliefs. (Reuters)

OIL & GAS: Environmentalists worry that plans to convert a Philadelphia petrochemical tank site into a warehouse will pollute the Schuylkill River, harm aquatic life and restrict residential waterway access. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

SOLAR:
• A vacuum pump company will bring a $319 million dry pump manufacturing facility — a critical need for manufacturing solar components — to western New York. (PV Magazine)
• New Jersey regulators oppose pending legislation that would triple the size of the state’s community solar program, citing grid capacity concerns. (RTO Insider, subscription)

GRID:
• New York’s grid operator files 17 recommendations to state utility regulators after its stakeholders pushed for statewide transmission upgrades in a recent comment period. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• Offshore wind developers privately criticize New Jersey regulators for choosing onshore power facility upgrades over new project development, but PSEG’s chairman says the decision is “rational,” albeit disappointing. (ROI NJ)
• Several New England utilities say more efficiency and demand response measures are needed to ensure power reliability during periods of freezing temperatures and low gas supplies, but note that longer-term transmission investments are needed. (Utility Dive)
• As New Jersey forms plans to catch up to its energy storage installation goals, stakeholders tell regulators they shouldn’t prevent electric utilities from owning storage infrastructure. (NJ Spotlight)

BUILDINGS: Developers behind a 72-unit affordable housing complex in New York City’s Brooklyn borough plan to achieve carbon neutrality at the building and meet Passive House and LEED Gold Standards. (New York YIMBY)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Amazon shoppers in several states — including Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania — may see Rivian electric vans delivering packages from the online retailer this holiday season. (Utility Dive)

BIOGAS: Chesapeake Utilities buys a poultry litter management startup to support its biogas production. (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.