CLEAN ENERGY: Maryland announces it has collected more than $1 billion over14 years of involvement in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which have been used for clean energy and efficiency projects. (news release)

ALSO:
• A clean energy consulting firm explains in a new report that western Pennsylvania could hit its climate targets if it transitions away from gas toward renewable energy and electrification. (Environmental Health News)
• A New Jersey utility partners with an educational nonprofit to train 3,200 people for new clean energy industry jobs. (news release)

OIL & GAS:
• Residents question why Pennsylvania officials ended a gas production moratorium in a northeastern town on the same day a large driller pleaded no contest to a criminal case regarding methane leaks in the same town. (Associated Press)
• A Maryland official says the state doesn’t plan to join California in ordering compliance with that state’s Advanced Clean Cars II regulation. (Maryland Matters)
• A new state report shows that Pennsylvania natural gas cost 94% more in the third quarter of 2022 than it did in the year-prior period, with less overall gas produced even with 42% more wells drilled. (State Impact Pennsylvania)

CLIMATE:
• A rare coldwater fish in Maine may see climate impacts as its predators’ hunting seasons are extended and local food webs are altered. (Maine Public Radio)
• Artists in a flood-prone Philadelphia neighborhood use water-activated art and decals to reveal poems and messages during rain storms about flood resilience and climate change. (Next City)

SOLAR:
• Some residents of a central Pennsylvania township say they were unaware of a 25 MW solar array being planned for their area and question the agricultural impacts. (WTAJ)
• Once built, a 4 MW solar farm slated for operation in fall 2023 will provide half the power that New York’s Niagara University needs. (Niagara Gazette)
• A Connecticut town installs solar panels on seven municipal buildings, projecting annual savings of over $100,000. (news release)

GRID:
• New Hampshire’s governor expresses renewed interest in developing the Northern Pass transmission line to bring Canadian hydropower across the border to help lower energy costs. (In-Depth NH, NHPR)
• More frequent, harsher storms hurt western Pennsylvania’s electrical grid, requiring modernization projects, explains a local utility representative. (CBS Pittsburgh)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• New York’s automobile dealerships are fighting to maintain the regulatory status quo and prevent direct sales, a policy that hurts some electric car manufacturers’ ability to sell in the state. (Buffalo News)
• New York announces the installation of over a dozen new fast chargers between the state’s western cities and the mid-Hudson region. (news release)
• Electric vehicle drivers passing through New Jersey tell a local reporter that the state needs more accessible chargers that aren’t earmarked for specific models. (NJ Advance Media)

BUILDINGS: A carbon-capture startup installs a room-sized filtration and liquefaction system in a New York City apartment tower that it says catches 60% of the building’s gas emissions. (Canary Media)

BIOGAS: New Jersey legislators advance a bill that would support biogas and related infrastructure, as well as form a cost recovery mechanism in utilities’ rates, despite pushback from environmentalists. (RTO Insider, subscription)

TRANSIT: New Jersey municipalities will share millions in state grant funding to incentivize mass transit adoption. (Daily Record)

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Bridget Reed Morawski

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.