OFFSHORE WIND: Rhode Island Energy rejects the sole bid in the state’s most recent offshore wind energy solicitation — the 884 MW Revolution Wind 2 — over high costs and noncompliance with state law. (RTO Insider, subscription; WPRI)

GRID: PJM Interconnection issues a new report stating that 70% of unplanned outages during December 2022’s Winter Storm Elliott stemmed from gas-fired power plants. (Utility Dive)

• Federal investigators say a fitting no longer encouraged for pipe use allowed natural gas to leak before a fatal March explosion at a Pennsylvania chocolate factory. (Associated Press)
• A research team led by a University of Pittsburgh professor finds that landfills that accept the oil and gas industry’s immobilized liquid waste byproducts aren’t keeping records or monitoring the sites for contamination. (news release)

FINANCE: A planned green bank focused on sustainable, affordable housing in Massachusetts could serve as a model for other states to tackle both climate and housing problems at the same time. (The Conversation)

• New Hampshire officials work to receive a major disaster declaration and accompanying federal funding following severe flooding after federal emergency managers decide not to immediately declare an emergency. (NHPR)
• Connecticut municipalities renew climate resiliency brainstorming efforts — specifically for flood mitigation projects — as rain storms continue across the inundated Northeast. (Connecticut Public)
• Observers note that since Vermont’s flood devastation could’ve struck Maine if storms had shifted slightly, the state needs to better plan for more inland valley and river flood planning. (Bangor Daily News)

• Maine environmental organizations push the state to phase out gasoline-fueled vehicles in favor of zero-emission cars and trucks. (Bangor Daily News)
• Philadelphia’s transit agency doesn’t have enough crew for its regional rail system, a problem that led to widespread service cancellations during the Interstate 95 collapse and won’t be resolved without funding. (Delaware Online)
• Local politicians, rail executives and train advocates discuss the feasibility of restoring rail service between Philadelphia and two west suburban towns with battery-powered trains through a short-term pilot program. (Daily Local News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Jersey City, New Jersey man’s struggle to charge all three of his electric vehicles at his apartment highlights why more public charging stations are needed in the New York City area. (Gothamist)

CLEAN ENERGY: New York Republicans want to expand the state’s definition of zero-emission power generation sources to shore up reliability throughout the clean energy transition. (Spectrum News 1)

• Two Maine educational systems and Diamond Offshore Wind announce a training collaboration to “marinize” the wind industry workforce to perform at sea. (Maine Public)
• A Rhode Island senator announces roughly $1.15 million in new federal funds for residential energy efficiency contractor training grants to help increase the pool of available and knowledgeable contractors. (Newport Buzz)

CLIMATE: Maryland environmental officials release the public outreach session schedule for residents to learn more about the state’s climate crisis mitigation strategy. (news release)

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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.