SOLAR: New Hampshire power utilities unexpectedly testify in favor of the state’s current system for compensating customers who share surplus solar power on the grid, calling the policy balanced and effective. (Energy News Network)

• The largest solar landfill development on the continent, a 25.6 MW farm in New Jersey is named an energy industry trade publication’s top renewable energy plant of the year. (news release)
• In New York, developers break ground on a 2.1 MW solar farm set to be built near the state capital, Albany. (news release)

• Pennsylvania regulators say public utility equipment didn’t cause an April 2022 home explosion in Plum, but don’t rule out the possibility that natural gas caused the catastrophe. (Trib Live)
• Pennsylvania lawmakers consider three bills to strengthen existing fracking waste disposal standards, such as labeling trucks hauling “produced water” as hazardous. (Inside Climate News)

CLIMATE: The National Park Service plans to combat rising sea levels and floods threatening iconic cherry blossom trees in Washington, D.C.’s tidal basin with a  $112 million seawall rehabilitation project. (NBC 4)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: In New York City, firefighters say they’re encountering fake safety testing stickers on e-bike and scooter chargers and batteries, a problem they say may wrongly convince shoppers the products are safe. (NYDN)

BUILDINGS: Efficiency Vermont kicks off a $36 million program to assist low-to-moderate-income residents pay for replacement appliances and heat sources destroyed by this summer’s floods. (NBC 5, WCAX)

EQUITY: Pennsylvania officials release an updated, non-binding environmental justice policy that increases public engagement measures, expands the number of eligible communities, encourages proactive community involvement and hikes fines for violators. (WHYY)

UTILITIES: Maine’s consumer advocate says much is still unknown about whether a public takeover of the state’s two investor-owned utilities would actually deliver greater reliability and progress toward climate goals. (Bangor Daily News)

• Massachusetts utility regulators tell Eversource and National Grid to conduct mid-winter electricity rate adjustments to help customers see the benefit of lower mid-winter fuel rates. (Berkshire Eagle)
• FirstEnergy says it will wait at least five years to seek a unified rate after consolidating four Pennsylvania utilities. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
• DelMarVa Power seeks to pass savings on to customers as its costs for natural gas decline. (Delaware Public Media)

COMMENTARY: A guest op-ed contributor writes that although several developers say they will compete in Massachusetts’ next offshore wind power solicitation, it’s unclear whether competition will lower power prices. (CommonWealth Magazine)

CORRECTION: An item about Central Maine Power in yesterday’s edition was from 2019 and was included by mistake.

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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.