SOLAR: Two developers are conducting feasibility studies for siting a 215 MW solar farm and 100 MW energy storage system on the largest coal waste pile in the eastern U.S. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

• As Constellation Energy prepares to shutter Massachusetts’ largest generating station, federal regulators will soon discuss whether the developer’s nearby LNG import facility still has a role in the region. (Boston Globe)
• As the facility faces an air quality lawsuit, Shell’s Pittsburgh-area ethane cracker refinery will be shut down for at least several weeks while workers make repairs. (Plastics Today)
• New York City’s comptroller supports the Climate Change Superfund Act, which would require major emitters to annually pay into a state climate mitigation fund for 25 years, and wants state leaders to also back it. (Gothamist)

PIPELINES: A Pennsylvania appeals court rules that Pennsylvania residents should go through the state utility regulatory commission with their claim that an Energy Transfer LP affiliate lied to build a pipeline on their properties. (Law 360)

• The Massachusetts Port Authority considers adding 27 new private jet hangers at Hanscom Field, leading environmental advocates, neighbors and lawmakers to question the proposal’s potential climate harm. (Boston Globe)
• Federal railroad officials reveal updated plans to renovate Union Station in Washington, D.C., after initial reaction that an earlier draft was too car-centric. (Washington Post)

HYDROPOWER: Opponents of the New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line attempt to refocus the conversation back to an earlier concern — whether Hydro-Québec can serve the hydropower demand of both America and Canada. (Maine Public Radio)

• Lawmakers, real estate developers and utility executives gather for the groundbreaking of Vermont’s first-ever completely electric neighborhood, a 155-home development. (NBC 5, WCAX)
• Connecticut will use $12.3 million to insulate 600 homes that first need mold or asbestos remediation, a costly hurdle that prevents some low-income residents from making energy efficiency upgrades. (Connecticut Public Radio)
• Housing developers begin work on a 69-unit affordable housing complex in New Haven, Connecticut, that will use mass timber in lieu of steel and concrete to reduce carbon emissions. (WBUR)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A pending New Hampshire budget amendment would create a new fee for electric and hybrid vehicle owners to help pay for road maintenance in lieu of gasoline tax payments. (New Hampshire Bulletin) 

WORKFORCE: To decarbonize Philadelphia’s old housing stock, a new workforce training lab helps create more skilled laborers to install and maintain heat pumps. (WHYY)

• A Maine organization’s summit examines the impact of climate change on the state economy, highlights potential adaptations and resources, and showcases burgeoning climate-minded businesses. (Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News)
• Hotter temperatures and more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere contribute to higher pollen counts, leading to an above-average pollen count in Boston last week. (Boston Globe)

COMMENTARY: A Philadelphia columnist says the city is way behind in installing enough electric vehicle charging infrastructure to keep up with expected demand. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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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.