FOSSIL FUELS: An energy company ends development of a natural gas plant near Pittsburgh after nearly a decade of activism against the project, citing “current market conditions.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

ALSO: Maine’s governor and oil companies say a new heat pump rebate policy shift might risk public safety by requiring the disconnection of fossil fuel boilers, which are often used as back-ups to heat pumps. (Bangor Daily News)


GRID: In Cape Cod, residents begin banding together to oppose offshore transmission cables servicing two Avangrid offshore wind projects from being buried under their beaches. (Boston Globe)

CLEAN ENERGY: Around $780 million worth of investments have been made in clean energy manufacturing projects in New York since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. (Utility Dive)

CLIMATE: The newest federal climate assessment shows that the Northeast is already seeing heavier storms than any other region of the U.S., in addition to more extreme heat both on and offshore. (Portland Press Herald)

FUNDING: New York awards another $16 million to farmers in its latest round of climate resilient farming grants. (news release)


  • Vermont’s 2022 sales ban on four-foot linear fluorescent light bulbs that contain mercury goes into effect in the new year. (VT Digger)
  • Following devastating floods this summer, Vermont education officials discuss how to ensure their rebuilt schools are climate-resilient. (NBC5)

TRANSIT: Nine Connecticut municipalities will soon pilot an on-demand microtransit program to shuttle riders between transit stations and their final stop. (Hartford Courant)

CLEAN TECH: A new climate-tech incubator celebrates its grand opening in New Haven, Connecticut, with 17 startups already operating out of the site. (New Haven Independent)

UTILITIES: Central Maine Power’s chief executive says the state’s failed ballot initiative to form a statewide public power authority validates the utility’s customer service improvement efforts. (Portland Press Herald)

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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.