OIL & GAS: A proposed budget from Pennsylvania’s governor suggests the state will participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative next year and will raise over $600 million from charging power plants for carbon dioxide emissions. (Allegheny Front)

ALSO: The company that wants to build a power plant in an environmentally overburdened New Jersey town has been fined almost $70K for air quality violations at a nearby facility. (NJ Advance Media)

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• A Maine town votes to impose a six-month moratorium on new solar facilities, but the pause won’t affect a large project approved last summer. (Courier Gazette)
• New Jersey regulators increased incentives for non-residential solar because of insufficient participation while reducing incentives for residential solar projects, which could exceed the program’s capacity limit. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• A southeastern Pennsylvania municipality issues a request for proposals to develop a solar farm on an 80-acre property. (Lancaster Online)
• A Pennsylvania legislator introduces a bill to create a grant program to help schools install and maintain solar generation projects. (news release)

• The Maine Farmland Trust plans to fund clean energy and climate resiliency projects for current farmers whose work is disproportionately disadvantaged by climate change. (Bangor Daily News)
• The southern half of the Northeast may see almost no snow or freezing temperatures by the end of the century. (WBUR)

• A joint venture says its proposed offshore wind development off of New York would bring the state roughly $25.6 billion in economic benefits. (news release)
• An offshore wind farm developer secures over $90 million in tax breaks from the New York town where it will host an operations center. (Newsday)
• A New Jersey township committee votes to relocate a substation to accommodate the Ocean Wind farm. (Ocean City Sentinel)

GEOTHERMAL: A coalition of labor and environmental interests are pushing New York to set aside enough money to prepare 15 construction-ready geothermal energy networks by 2025. (Spectrum News 1)

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• The transit agency of Washington, D.C., breaks ground on a modernization project at a major bus garage that includes adding infrastructure to house electric buses. (DCist)
• New York utility commission staff recommend that regulators provide a 58% increase in electric vehicle make-ready program funding. (RTO Insider, subscription)

COMMENTARY: A New York editorial board argues the state needs to be proactive and ready to open its wallet to help school districts meet stringent electric bus conversion goals. (Auburn Citizen)

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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.