TRANSPORTATION: Pointing to other states’ lack of commitment, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker pulls his state out of the regional Transportation and Climate Initiative. (WBUR)

• Gas distributor New Jersey Resources Corp. sets a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from its utility operations by 2050 and aims to transition company vehicles to low-to-no-carbon fuel models to get there. (S&P Global Market Intelligence)
• The sister of a south Philadelphia man who died nearly two years ago when a corroded gas main exploded and leveled his house is suing the city, the gas utility and the construction contractor for negligent line maintenance and replacement. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• Pennsylvania environmental officials discuss the cost of sufficiently plugging thousands of abandoned wells in the state. (Greene County Messenger)

• Natural gas company Energy Transfer must pay $1 million and undertake safety measures following a settlement approved by Pennsylvania’s utility commission related to the 2018 failure of its Revolution pipeline. (TribLive)
• Pennsylvania’s utility regulator orders Sunoco to pay a $2,000 civil penalty and undertake various public safety actions, including pipeline surveys, related to its work on the Mariner East pipeline. (WTAJ)

• The developers behind the South Fork wind farm say final permit approvals are expected in January, which is when onshore cable work will begin. (East End Beacon)
• Vineyard Wind 1 developers, supporters and politicians celebrate the groundbreaking of their project, the first commercial-scale U.S. offshore wind farm. (Cape Cod Times)

SOLAR: Long Island Power Authority wants to institute a monthly charge on rooftop solar owners to make sure they help fund other utility programs, but lawmakers and solar companies say it would disincentivize necessary solar growth. (Newsday)

• The February cold snap is still affecting the natural gas spot market and contributing to high electricity supply rates that Mainers are being warned about this upcoming winter. (Bangor Daily News)
• Opponents of New York utility Long Island Power Authority criticize the recent contract renegotiation with contractor PSEG Long Island, calling the public-private operation a flawed model. (East Hampton Star)
• At the utilities’ request, the Pennsylvania utility regulator approves a plan to distribute tax savings to ratepayers in the form of thousands of dollars in bill credits next year. (WTAJ)
• Pennsylvania’s utility regulator also approves a 6.6% distribution rate hike for Peco Energy to bolster Philadelphia’s electric vehicle charging network. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A national nonprofit sues a Delaware planning commission on behalf of a local resident over its decision to allow development of a chicken waste-processing biogas facility in a low-density, agricultural zone. (Salisbury Daily Times)

GRID: A 78-mile transmission line upgrade between New York’s St. Lawrence and Lewis counties is halfway complete, according to the governor’s office. (news release)

AFFORDABILITY: New Hampshire is more than doubling the per-household cap on its home fuel assistance program. (Associated Press)

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.