CLIMATE: As hurricanes become more intense and frequent, a recent study finds that children exposed in the womb to Superstorm Sandy are at “substantially” higher risk for behavioral disorders, depression and anxiety. (Nexus Media/The Guardian)

ALSO:
• As New Hampshire’s legislative session begins, Democratic lawmakers and their allies blame Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and his party for failing to act on clean energy and greenhouse gas emissions. (Energy News Network)
• Vermont’s climate council finds the state isn’t on track to meet its emissions reduction goal in two years. (WCAX)
• The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank wants municipalities to apply for rolling grant funds for climate resilience projects. (news release)

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WIND:
• In Maine, a state legislator plans to file a bill that would set a 2.8 GW floating offshore power goal for 2035 and begin procurements in 2025. (Maine Public Radio)
• Avangrid’s financial worries over its two Massachusetts offshore wind farms “stresses the state’s ability to hit” its clean energy goals, observers say. (E&E News)
• In New York, the cost of plugging abandoned oil wells jeopardizes a proposed wind farm. (Olean Times Herald)

BUILDINGS:
• Ithaca, New York, raised over $100 million in private capital to fund the citywide retrofit necessary to hit its carbon neutrality goal — a sign that Wall Street investors are eyeing the steady payments and data collection associated with such overhauls. (American Prospect)
• Two New Jersey state lawmakers plan to file legislation to prevent gas infrastructure from being banned in new housing. (ROI NJ)
• The mayor of Burlington, Vermont, wants voters to pass a carbon impact fee that will charge new large buildings not heated by renewable resources. (WCAX)

CLEAN ENERGY: Environmental advocates worry New Jersey is wasting precious time as delays push out the date for the state to revise its clean energy plan. (NJ Advance Media)

SOLAR:
• A developer informs Canton, New York, residents that it intends to file a state siting application for “a massive solar project” this week. (NNY360)
• A New York town supervisor explains the need for preemptive local solar zoning laws as the town council prepares to vote a second time since December on new regulations. (Observer Today)

GRID: Maine’s top court rejects an appeal — filed over unsubstantiated health concerns — challenging the state utility regulator’s decision that solid-state smart meter alternatives are safe. (Bangor Daily News)

AFFORDABILITY: Maine Republicans intend to file several proposals to lower power costs, including reforms in the utility commission bidding process, hydropower capacity caps and net metering. (WABI)

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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.