CLIMATE: Pennsylvania officials publish regulations entering the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative after years of battling over the policy, while detractors say they will continue to pursue legal action. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star, Pittsburgh Business-Times)

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu pitches a heat mitigation plan while activists work to limit the heat island effect in a Boston suburb, which causes health problems among residents of color. (Boston Globe, NBC Boston)
In Baltimore, the city government plans to reach net-zero status by 2045, while the National Aquarium plans to do the same by 2035. (CBS Baltimore, Daily Record)
Maine Gov. Janet Mills announces a collective $2.5 million will be disbursed to 75 communities for climate action projects. (Mainebiz)
New York City’s chief climate officer discusses how the city will decarbonize buildings, invest in public transit, and reach other climate goals. (CBS New York)

GAS: Federal regulators approve a $246 million project to install or upgrade gas compressor station equipment in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. (

TIDAL: A tidal energy developer may soon install a generating device in one of the world’s most powerful whirlpools off the Maine coast. (Maine Monitor)

GRID: Massachusetts’ cannabis industry is behind one-tenth of the state’s entire electricity consumption, but some companies look to minimize their needs, including through on-site solar generation and microgrids. (NBC Boston)

Supply chain issues dampen Maine’s ability to get more drivers to buy electric vehicles. (Bangor Daily News)
Two Massachusetts cities order new electric vehicles for their school bus fleet, among other climate-minded projects. (WCVB)

OFFSHORE WIND: A New York congress member introduces legislation to establish an offshore wind revenue-sharing model that would send a large portion of federal leasing dollars to states neighboring the facilities. (

LABOR: The EPA’s regional administrator for New England says the clean energy revolution will bring tens of thousands of jobs to the area. (GBH)

COAL: PJM Interconnection says the EPA’s coal ash regulations could temporarily close coal plants and cause electricity reliability issues. (Inside Climate News)

Pennsylvania officials grant $1.76 million to Pittsburgh for a pedestrian and bicycle path connecting two neighborhoods to job-heavy districts. (TribLive)
In Buffalo, New York, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority introduces its first battery-electric bus and charging station. (WKBW)

UTILITIES: Pennsylvania utility regulators investigate a house explosion just outside of Pittsburgh, which isn’t the first in the neighborhood. (KDKA, CBS Pittsburgh)

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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.