CLIMATE: An emissions-tracking nonprofit predicts Vermont is not on a path to achieve its 2030 emissions reduction mandate, saying the state’s transportation and thermal sectors aren’t decarbonizing fast enough. (VT Digger)

ALSO:
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute receives $650,000 in federal funds to help waterfront communities plan for climate resiliency and sea level rise. (Portland Press Herald)
A Maine town council unanimously votes to take steps to join a climate mitigation initiative that will provide the town with grants for climate mitigation, clean energy adoption and carbon emission reduction. (Morning Sentinel)

FOSSIL FUELS:
An interstate commission may release its decision today regarding whether New Jersey’s first liquefied natural gas export terminal should have its expired construction permit extended by three years. (NJ Spotlight)
The National Park Service is studying the accumulation of a fossil fuel burning-related pollutant in dragonfly larvae at Acadia National Park. (Maine Public Radio)
A New York City public housing building has not had cooking gas for almost a week after utility workers identified numerous gas leaks and shut off service to the building. (Staten Island Advance)

BIOMASS: In Maine’s Piscataquis County, a company seeks an air permit for a former biomass power plant it intends to turn into a biochar manufacturing line. (Piscataquis Observer)

SOLAR:
Over a dozen governmental entities in a Pennsylvania county are jointly seeking bids for long-term contracts to provide 32 million kWh of solar power. (WPSU)
A Maine horse and dog training and boarding facility plans to use federal rural energy funds to install a small rooftop solar system. (Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier)

TRANSPORTATION:
A nonprofit’s report says federal infrastructure funds may end up going to highway expansion projects — such as the $1.3 billion M-83 expansion in Maryland — despite federal encouragement to use the funds for public transit. (Grist)
Boston’s mayor says that her city’s partial subway shutdown hasn’t been popular but has presented an opportunity to test a less-car-dependent future. (Boston Herald)

UTILITIES: Public power advocacy is gaining momentum across the Northeast and the country as a whole, with cost cutting and accountability at the top of activists’ minds. (USA Today)

EFFICIENCY: Two New York homeowners say they were able to bring down their annual heating costs from around $4,000 to just over $200 through energy efficiency projects and a solar installation. (The Saratogian, subscription)

BIOFUELS: A Maine biofuel recycling company acquires a fermentory that makes products like ciders and kombuchas, explaining that the companies use the same types of resources to serve many of the same customers. (Portland Press Herald)

LABOR: An Atlantic City, New Jersey, utility launches a utility career training program, aiming to train around 100 potential workers annually. (The Press of Atlantic City)

AFFORDABILITY: New Jersey utility commissioners authorize several gas utilities to increase rates by up to 24% per month, blaming geopolitical events. (NJ Spotlight)

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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.