COAL: A previously undocumented culvert is feeding stormwater discharge from a coal-fired power plant into Maryland’s Patuxent River, leading to increased flooding in a historically Black town. (Bay Journal)

OFFSHORE WIND: Rhode Island coastal regulators postpone a vote to approve the South Fork Wind Farm following pushback from the local fishing industry. (Providence Journal)

Maine advocates want state regulators to expand the use of electricity time-of-use rates to help change customer behavior and meet climate goals. (Energy News Network)
In Connecticut, electricity distribution rates will soon rise by roughly 2%, but generation charges will decrease by 16% for Eversource customers and 14% for United Illuminating ratepayers. (Hartford Courant)

NATURAL GAS: A contentious Massachusetts gas compressor station vented “small quantity of natural gas” last week when repairs forced it to shut down for the fourth time. (Boston Globe)

PIPELINES: Officials in a northern New Jersey county want the governor to quash a pipeline company’s plans to build a new compression station near a reservoir. (

Storms left thousands without power overnight and into the morning, with outages spanning from western Pennsylvania to Massachusetts and southern Maine. (WTAE, WWLP, WMTW)
New York ISO says it should have “adequate” generation resources this summer to meet peak demand. (news release)

In Maryland, a county board and several residents appeal the approval of an 8 MW solar array in part over property value concerns. (The Herald-Mail)
Residents of a mid-coast Maine town will vote on whether to approve a 5 MW solar array that would be sited at the municipal airport. (Times Record)

NJ Transit officials announce a three-part plan to roll out electric buses in cities across the state despite problems with how far the vehicles can drive on a single charge. (
In New Hampshire, one town board decides to install electric vehicle chargers behind an empty theater and a separate parking lot, while another begins leasing two electric vehicles for municipal work. (New Hampshire Register)

CLIMATE: Students in a central New Hampshire town organize a virtual climate summit to dig into how the climate crisis will impact their state. (New Hampshire Public Radio) 

EFFICIENCY: A bill seeking to tackle affordable housing, energy efficiency and job creation in one swing is before Maine’s state legislature. (Maine Public Radio)


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.