REGULATION: Documents highlight how Pennsylvania utility regulators struggle to monitor a Pittsburgh-area ethane cracker plant that opened less than a year ago and keep up with complaints of malfunctions and noncompliant operations. (Inside Climate News)

ALSO: Dozens of Massachusetts legislators call for more transparency from the state public utilities agency, saying the wait time to join existing municipal aggregation programs is too long. (Berkshire Eagle)

• Some Massachusetts lawmakers say a provision struck from a recent spending bill that would’ve allowed Avangrid to renegotiate its New England Clean Energy Connect costs may still be approved. (CommonWealth Magazine)
• New Jersey’s Cape May County seeks to have portions of a lawsuit, filed by Ørsted because officials have allegedly not fulfilled granted easements for its offshore wind project, dismissed over an administrative technicality. (Press of Atlantic City)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Rhode Island officials reduce the rebate available to buyers of electric vehicles and e-bikes because program funds can’t meet demand. (ecoRI)

• Around 50,000 homes are still without power this morning in Maryland and Pennsylvania as storms shift from the mid-Atlantic to New England, with some areas experiencing floods. (PowerOutage.US, Associated Press, NBC News)
• Tornadoes touched down inMassachusetts yesterday, following a reported tornado in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Monday. (WCVB, Philadelphia Inquirer)
• The National Science Foundation grants $6 million to the University of Maine for a climate research project focused on using data to make the grid more resilient. (Spectrum News 1)

OIL & GAS: Pennsylvania’s new top environmental official describes the complexity of taking climate-minded action while protecting the fossil fuel-reliant state’s economy. (Bloomberg Law)

• The planning board of Deerfield, Massachusetts, gives the go-ahead for a 2.95 MW solar array to be built atop its former landfill. (Greenfield Recorder)
• A Vermont town already exceeding its municipal solar allotment considers allowing a 500 kW solar array to be built next to a residential subdivision. (Valley News)

BUILDINGS: A research and development firm purchases an abandoned paper mill in western Maine in hopes of developing the country’s first sustainable wood-fiber insulation operation. (Downeast Magazine)

• Northeastern University earns a $2 million federal grant to support its research into reducing the energy demand of wireless cellular equipment. (Boston Globe)
• Philadelphia begins transitioning 100,000 streetlights to LED bulbs as part of its energy efficiency strategy. (WHYY)
• New York says it has met its goal of swapping 500,000 streetlights for LED bulbs across the state. (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.