BUILDINGS: In Montpelier, Vermont, city officials and real estate agents say most home sellers are complying with a recent ordinance requiring them to provide an energy cost summary of their properties and note savings opportunities. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: A University of Maine campus will undertake a $12 million project to make its buildings more energy efficient and build a new biomass boiler to decrease its fossil fuel reliance. (Maine Public Radio)

UTILITIES:
• Eversource fears new power prices will be exorbitant, leading the Connecticut utility to ask state regulators and energy officials to help it decide which power procurement contracts to sign during an upcoming auction — a collusion the state’s consumer advocate says would be illegal. (NHPR)
• In Rhode Island, six cities and towns form a community electricity aggregation program to secure lower customer rates and cleaner energy sources starting in the spring. (Newport Daily News)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• Federal ocean energy officials publish a draft environmental impact statement for the Empire Wind project near New York. (news release)
• Federal officials grant a proposed Staten Island offshore wind port $48 million to upgrade the facility for turbine staging and assembly. (news release)

GRID: As Mayflower Wind discusses the economic uncertainty of its offshore Massachusetts wind farm, Rhode Island regulators mull suspending the developer’s application to lay power lines in the Sakonnet River. (The Providence Journal)

TRANSIT:
• Although the Boston transit agency’s headways are improving on one subway line after a month-long safety shutdown, data shows that another line is facing heavy delays. (WBUR)
• Massachusetts’ outgoing governor says he’ll assign an interim general manager to oversee Boston’s transit agency for the brief period between the current manager’s departure and the new governor’s swearing in. (Boston.com)
• A New York City reporter rides the new Amtrak train to Burlington, Vermont, and deems it a generally better experience than driving. (Time Out)

CLIMATE:
• Pennsylvania environmentalists celebrate the defeat of several climate change skeptics and fossil fuel advocates in the midterms. (Capital & Main)
• University of Vermont researchers study how to encourage the American chestnut tree to spread seeds faster to migrate north before climate change pushes it out of its range. (WBUR)

NUCLEAR: The Nine Mile Point station in Oswego, New York, is one of four nuclear facilities nationwide the U.S. Department of Energy will adapt for a hydrogen production pilot. (Renewable Energy World)

FOSSIL FUELS: A northern Maine county will host a production site for synthetic jet fuel, touted as a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels — provided the developer secures financing. (Mainebiz)

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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.