FOSSIL FUELS: An appeals court sides with the Delaware River Basin Commission and its fracking ban in some parts of Pennsylvania in a court case brought by Republican state legislators looking to overturn it. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
A battery-powered light aircraft took off last week for a five-minute flight, the first such journey in Connecticut. (Hartford Courant)
A child dies after an electric mobility device’s lithium-ion battery causes a fire in an apartment fire in New York City (NBC New York)

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AFFORDABILITY:
New legislation will allow New Hampshire residents to potentially seek several hundred dollars worth of power and fuel funds if they make between 60-75% of the state’s median income. (NHPR)
Some ratepayers fear an increase in homelessness if Rhode Island Energy is granted its power bill rate hike request of almost 50%. (Boston Globe)

PIPELINES: In Pennsylvania, a Catholic order is seeking damages stemming from Transco’s development of its Atlantic Sunrise gas pipeline on their land, claiming a violation of their religious and environmental beliefs. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

TRANSPORTATION:
In New York City, some Bronx residents fear traffic will increase in their communities if the city’s congestion pricing plan goes into effect without any mitigation measures or incentives. (Gothamist)
Some residents of New York City’s Queens borough are frustrated that the mayor is pushing for the creation of an aboveground park along an abandoned railroad right-of-way instead of developing the space for transit use. (Streetsblog NYC)
After nearly half a century of effort, passenger train service returns to northern New York’s Tupper Lake, an economically declining town hoping to see a rebound. (NNY360)

UTILITIES:
Pennsylvania regulators issue a $1 million fine to a renewable energy supply for thousands of marketing violations and creating accounts for customers without their knowledge. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
A New York assembly member wants the legislature to have the last say on utility rate increases after the state regulator gives its approval. (NY1)
Although the state utility regulator still needs to weigh in, a New Hampshire legislative committee approves rules to shape community power programs. (NHPR)
The electric department of Burlington, Vermont, hosts a net-zero festival to teach residents about electric and battery powered equipment. (WCAX)

SOLAR: A northern New York town board unanimously approves a 5 MW solar array and a 20 MW battery storage facility, one of a number of planned projects in the immediate area. (NNY360)

CLIMATE:
A fight on Nantucket Island over how some residents are protecting their homes from erosion and rising sea levels highlights communities’ differing views about addressing climate change. (New York Times)
A Central Maine Power rate hike request shows how the climate crisis will come at a cost, with much of the proposal stemming from decarbonization, grid upgrade and storm resiliency projects. (Portland Press Herald)
University of Maine researchers discover a cheaper, more efficient method to cultivate and capture carbon in kelp. (Maine Monitor)

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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.