BUILDINGS: Most New York City building owners should be able to meet 2024 emissions standards with relative ease, but achieving the 2030 target will require much more effort to avoid paying fines. (New York Times)

New Jersey needs to dramatically accelerate the pace of solar installations to achieve its goal of 12.2 GW of installed solar capacity by 2030. (RTO Insider, subscription)
Around 1,100 subscribers are expected to be served by a 7.5 MW community solar farm on the site of a former paper mill in Millinocket, Maine. (Mainebiz)
In Pennsylvania, a new solar co-op prepares to soon launch in a Pittsburgh-area county, the third in that county since 2019. (Indiana Gazette) 

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A Pennsylvania dairy farm receives a grant to trial a smaller anaerobic digester to turn cow poop into gas; most dairy farms don’t have enough cows to justify the cost of typical AD systems. (Yale Climate Connections)

One of the only electric vehicle maintenance and sales centers in a rural Maine region closes abruptly, leaving it uncertain where EV owners will receive service. (Lewiston Sun Journal)
As e-bikes become popular in Portland, Maine, they’re reducing the number of car trips needed for short-distance errands and commutes. (Maine Public Radio)
An electric scooter company makes its Maine debut in Old Town, giving nearby University of Maine students a cheaper, more efficient local transportation alternative. (News Center Maine)
Con Edison opens its 100th curbside charging port next to a hospital in New York City. (SI Live)

EQUITY: In Burlington, Vermont, a long-time transportation advocate dies, raising the question of what will happen to an environmental justice lawsuit that he was actively supporting. (VT Digger)

Pennsylvania agriculture officials receive a nearly $8 million federal grant to pay farmers to take “climate-smart” actions on their protected properties. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)
Large Maine companies are requesting to intervene in Central Maine Power’s distribution rate hike request but may also want to have a say on the utility’s climate mitigation strategy. (Bangor Daily News)

GRID: As Maine utility commissioners consider bids for transmission and renewable generation facilities in northern Maine, local officials eye the massive economic development potential. (Mainebiz)

EFFICIENCY: A New Hampshire school district opens a new “self-sustaining” middle school with solar panels and efficient heating and lighting systems. (WMUR)

WIND: In New York, a new survey aims to understand the hurdles that companies owned by people from disadvantaged communities face when doing business in the offshore wind industry. (news release)

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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.