HYDROGEN: Pennsylvania’s governor says that a new hydrogen hub in the Philadelphia area powered by nuclear and renewable energy could make the city and its suburbs “the center of the clean energy universe” and create 20,000 union jobs. (Philadelphia Inquirer)


  • New York City will end a cap on new licenses for drivers of for-hire vehicles this week, but only for fully electric cars — a policy change some say undercuts the city’s upcoming congestion pricing program. (Gothamist)
  • New Hampshire officials want bids from companies to build and maintain electric vehicle fast-chargers along several major roads as the state looks to catch up to its New England neighbors’ infrastructure deployment rates. (Granite Geek)
  • Massachusetts begins a database of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries to track the history and manufacturing information from impacted batteries and vehicles. (Boston Herald)


  • A Vermont trail club asks state regulators to examine if the 500-foot turbines for a proposed 2.2 MW wind farm in Stamford would impede views from the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail. (Bennington Banner)
  • Officials in Somerset, Massachusetts, mull a $20 million tax break for a planned subsea transmission cable manufacturing facility to service the offshore wind industry. (CommonWealth Magazine)

FOSSIL FUELS: An oil spill in a creek near Pennsylvania’s capital city forces a water treatment plant to stop work, causing the local water utility to ask residents to reduce water consumption. (Sentinel)


  • Cambria, New York, appeals the siting permit issued by the state to a 100 MW solar farm arguing it should have been granted party status during the process. (Niagara Gazette)
  • In New Castle, Pennsylvania, debate divides local farmers and township supervisors as to whether a local ordinance goes too far to restrict whether farmers can use their land for solar development. (New Castle News)

GRID: Federal energy officials grant $30 million to Central Maine Power to reduce power outages and strengthen its grid with 300 new sensors. (Portland Press Herald)

BUILDINGS: In Pittsburgh, a vacant building will be converted into a community development organization’s new operations center, repurposing the existing structure and installing a solar array and electric vehicle charger to earn a zero-energy certification. (Next Pittsburgh)

WORKFORCE: In Buffalo, New York, a nonprofit opens a clean energy workforce training center focused on technology and construction skills to serve low-income and minority residents. (Buffalo News)

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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.