CLIMATE: Rhode Island’s attorney general wants state utility regulators to reject Rhode Island Energy’s requested rate hike because the company hasn’t fully factored the state’s climate laws into its plans. (Providence Business News)

• New research suggests that as hurricanes head farther north and inland, millions of homes and businesses in coastal Northeast states like Rhode Island will see an increased risk of extreme wind damage. (Providence Journal)
• Over the past four decades, warming ocean currents are blamed for the dramatically rising number of cold-stunned sea turtles washing up along Massachusetts’ Cape Cod. (New Scientist)

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• Maine Gov. Janet Mills’ proposed ambitious clean energy goal needs to overcome high costs, Republican opposition and other hurdles. (Bangor Daily News)
• After key authorizations for a major transmission line, Maine readies itself for more measures that will likely mark a decisive year in its energy future, including a November ballot measure over a quasi-public power authority and the governor’s new renewable energy goal. (Bangor Daily News)
• Solar and wind generation in Vermont rose 10% and 13%, respectively, between 2021 and 2022. (My Champlain Valley)

• A Canadian battery recycler receives a conditional $375 million federal loan to build a major factory in upstate New York. (Canary Media)
• PJM’s board of managers begins a fast-tracked stakeholder process to address increased reliability fears. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• To strengthen regional and federal energy collaborations, Massachusetts hires two New England grid policy makers to an energy and environmental affairs office. (RTO Insider, subscription)

PIPELINES: Pennsylvania permits Transco to construct and operate a Marcellus Shale pipeline expansion project that cuts through seven counties. (news release)

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• In southeast Pennsylvania, a state-funded solar array at a state park is mostly assembled but supply chain delays hold up the final steps of the project. (KYW)
• A developer gives preliminary notice for a 20 MW solar array on a 101-acre parcel that may require tree clearing in Fair Haven, Vermont. (Rutland Herald)
• New Jersey launches a digital search tool to help residents seek out community solar projects they’re eligible for. (news release)
• An Oaks, Pennsylvania, convention center begins operating a $3 million, 1.2 MW solar array on its roof. (news release)

• New York lawmakers consider a bill to require utility companies make faster fixes to unintended gas outages in public housing complexes or face fines. (Gothamist)
• A New York company receives a multi-year federal defense contract worth up to $65 million to develop carbon-free aviation fuel from captured and reused carbon dioxide. (E&E 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.