OFFSHORE WIND: Some Portsmouth, Rhode Island, residents want the town to push for greater local economic benefits if it allows Mayflower Wind to lay transmission cables through the area. (Newport Daily News)

CLIMATE: Climatologists and forest experts say Pennsylvania will likely begin to see more frequent forest fires in the coming decades amid drier, hotter weather. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Maryland electric and hybrid vehicle drivers soon will no longer be allowed to drive in HOV lanes without the minimum number of passengers. (Washington Post)
Maine Maritime Academy and a vehicle-to-grid tech company plan to jointly experiment with bidirectional batteries on the college’s smaller boats. (Bangor Daily News)
York, Maine, board members reject a proposed electric vehicle infrastructure ordinance that would have made new developments incorporate chargers. (Portsmouth Herald)

Pittsburgh’s transition away from its wholly “petrochemical past” have attracted clean energy experts and observers, but questions remain around its hydrogen hub plans. (Pittsburgh Magazine)
A majority of registered Massachusetts voters think a clean energy transition is possible, according to a new poll, which also found that voters of color support decarbonization more than their white counterparts. (Axios Boston, GBH)
Nearly a dozen New York towns and activist groups appeal a 2021 court decision that sided with New York’s energy siting office as they seek to fight solar and wind installations. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

AFFORDABILITY: Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee suggests using $3.8 million in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative funds to help low-income residents deal with planned winter rate hikes, but they likely won’t cover the entire increase. (Boston Globe)

GRID: A federal appeals court rules federal energy regulators failed to fully explain why it turned down the New York grid operator’s demand prediction plan. (Law360)

TRANSPORTATION: New Yorkers across industries express mixed opinions on proposed congestion pricing plans. (Gothamist)

GEOTHERMAL: A geothermal company expands access to heating and cooling installation to nearly all of Massachusetts except Boston. (Worcester Business Journal)

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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.