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OFFSHORE WIND: The head of New Jersey’s rate counsel thinks the state should wait to approve more offshore wind capacity until economic pressures ease to prevent expensive costs from being passed along to consumers. (NJ Spotlight)

ALSO:
• Rhode Island officials approve a transmission cable burial project for Revolution Wind, requiring developers to pay $3.5 million to local fishers to offset related impacts. (Providence Business News)
• Federal officials publish an environmental review of the Sunrise wind project that would be built near Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. (E&E News)

NUCLEAR:
• NextEra is cited for six violations following a third-quarter inspection at its Seabrook nuclear plant in New Hampshire, including cracks from concrete degradations. (WCVB)
• The reactor core at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant currently being decommissioned has been completely dismantled. (World Nuclear News)

SOLAR:
• In New Jersey, a solar roofing company launches an innovative solar shingle they say is the first in the world to be nailable. (news release)
• A Maine nonprofit brings a solar co-op model to Mount Desert Island to help make solar affordable. (Maine Public Radio)

BIOMASS:
• A biochar company — Saratoga Biochar Solutions — seeks to assure a New York community that its plan to turn sewage sludge into biochar fertilizer is safe despite concerns about PFAS, pointing to the regulations they’ll have to abide by. (Post-Star)
• One of the partners behind Saratoga Biochar Solutions worked at an ethanol facility shut down in Nebraska over environmental concerns, and the company’s chief executive has no experience in related industries. (Lincoln Journal-Star)
• A Maine legislator considers legislation to address complaints from constituents who can’t get their homes insured because they’re using a wood stove for heat. (Bangor Daily News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Princeton Public Schools officials turn to a New Jersey zero-emission-vehicle program to help fund four electric school buses after their federal grant application was rejected. (CentralJersey.com)

OIL & GAS:
• A central New Jersey township votes to oppose plans for a nearby gas-fired power plant, asking the governor to reject the project. (MyCentralJersey.com)
• In Massachusetts, dozens of opponents attend a public hearing on Eversource’s $65 million Longmeadow-Springfield pipeline project, calling the proposal unnecessary, environmentally negative and expensive. (Mass Live)

HYDROGEN: A New York climate action council meeting sees disagreement over the inclusion of “low-carbon-intensity” hydrogen as a sustainable resource in a scoping plan. (RTO Insider, subscription)

CLIMATE:
• New Jersey officials want to restore 10,000 acres of Atlantic white cedar forest, decimated by the logging industry and further threatened by climate change via rising saltwater levels. (Yale Climate Connections)
• Some researchers believe two shark species commonly found near Florida — blacktips and spinner sharks — are increasingly being seen off of Rhode Island because of warming sea waters. (Providence Journal)

BUILDINGS: Philadelphia’s commercial property assessed clean energy program reaches $100 million in private sector lending. (news release)

INCINERATION: A Maine solid waste committee believes it will soon strike a deal with an investment firm to reboot and operate a waste-to-energy plant, which has not consistently run in years. (Morning Sentinel)

AFFORDABILITY: Maine utility commissioners authorize lower rates for customers of the state’s two investor-owned utilities charging electric vehicles, running heat pumps or charging batteries during off-peak times. (Maine Public Radio)

UTILITIES:
• Central Maine Power and NYSEG are at the bottom of J.D. Power’s latest survey of customer satisfaction among large eastern utilities, while Versant Power was at the bottom of the same survey focused on mid-size eastern utilities. (WBNG, Portland Press Herald)
• Meanwhile, the J.D. Power survey ranked PSE&G and DelMarva Power as No. 1 among large and mid-sized eastern utilities, respectively. (news release)

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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.