OIL & GAS: A recent, almost two-week-long gas leak in Pennsylvania created enough methane emissions to cancel out the emissions reductions associated with about half the electric vehicles sold in the U.S. last year. (Bloomberg)

ALSO:
A recently published University of Massachusetts study on hydrogen as a heating fuel is being investigated by the peer-reviewed scientific journal that published it for undisclosed gas industry involvement. (Boston Globe)
A NYISO working group discusses how New York’s grid operator may be overaccrediting gas generators for meeting their reserve requirements even when they fail to do so during normal market and peak demand periods. (RTO Insider, subscription)

TRANSIT:
Plans move along to make bus service free in Washington, D.C., while a competing proposal to create monthly residential transit stipends for residents is postponed over administration and fraud concerns. (Axios)
Some New York City residents are frustrated with plans to widen an expressway instead of adopting what they characterize as more creative, community-driven options. (Streetsblog)

BUILDINGS:
The city council of South Burlington, Vermont, votes not to make a charter change that would allow it to greenlight new regulations on home and business heating systems recommended by a local climate task force. (VT Digger)
Although New Jersey officials pulled a plan last week to require electric boilers, opponents of that mandate believe they’ll be fighting a similar proposal soon. (New Jersey Monitor)

OFFSHORE WIND: Northeastern states consider developing a joint regional fisheries program that would pay fishing companies that see economic loss from offshore wind development. (news release)

CLIMATE:
Rhode Island’s emissions continued to decline at an uneven pace between 2018 and 2019, a new state report shows. (Boston Globe)
Maine researchers use a local mountain to study the two-degree temperature fluctuation from the summit to the base, which demonstrates how its conditions on the peak may change in 50 years. (Maine Public Radio)

CLEAN ENERGY: New York will award $52 million to create regional clean energy education hubs to help residents understand the different aspects of the state’s clean energy transition. (Times Union)

PIPELINES: A controversial pipeline project between the cities of Longmeadow and Springfield, Massachusetts, will be the subject of a Wednesday night virtual public comment session. (Connecticut Public Radio)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Maryland county partners with local electric vehicle dealers to highlight local monthly deals that residents can get on top of established incentives. (news release)

SOLAR:
A New Jersey township gives an early nod for a 0.8 MW solar array to be installed in a field zoned for commercial development. (WFMZ)
• A Maine solar company wins an award from the governor’s office for climate leadership. (Mainebiz)

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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.