BUILDINGS: The city council of Providence, Rhode Island, considers a requiring all municipal buildings to be carbon neutral by 2050, with earlier milestone goals along the way. (Providence Journal)


  • Connecticut receives a $2 million federal grant to support energy efficiency initiatives in the manufacturing sector. (news release)
  • In Pennsylvania, Chester County homeowners can now tap into a home repair fund to increase their property’s energy efficiency. (Daily Local News)



  • Revolution Wind, planned for off Rhode Island’s coast, receives a final air quality permit for its outer continental shelf activities from federal officials. (news release)
  • Federal ocean energy officials publish a draft environmental impact statement for a proposed offshore wind power project that could generate up to 2.2 GW off the coast of Maryland. (news release)

PIPELINES: New Jersey officials seek public comment as the state reconsiders if the Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s expansion project should be considered a regulation-exempt routine upgrade. (NJ Advance Media)


UTILITIES: Observers say the result of Maine’s vote to create a public power utility this November could change the course of climate action — and serve as a harbinger of similar efforts around the country. (Boston Globe)

POLICY: Maine’s climate council meets to revise the state’s climate action plan to ensure the state hits its 2045 carbon neutrality goal. (Maine Morning Star)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New York schools can soon apply for part of a $100 million state fund to purchase zero-emission school buses. (Utility Dive)


  • As climate change raises concern of impacts to groundwater levels and quality, a new Maine bill seeks to reduce the contract length that water bottling companies can sign. (Maine Morning Star)
  • Maine grants $2.4 million to dozens of communities through the state’s community resilience program for projects like climate resiliency, rooftop solar and weatherization. (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.