NUCLEAR: New Jersey’s consumer rate advocate has petitioned the state Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s decision to uphold the issuance of $300 million in nuclear facility subsidies. (NJ Spotlight)

• Ørsted and PSEG intend to interconnect their 1.1 GW Ocean Wind project to the grid at decommissioned nuclear and coal plants along New Jersey’s southern coast. (
• New York officials want to replicate Denmark’s success in offshore wind production and turbine manufacturing. (Times Union)
• Residents of a Massachusetts city, frustrated over the failure to bring offshore wind turbine manufacturing to a former coal plant site, have elected a second ally to the town’s select board. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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HYDROPOWER: The developer of a proposed pumped storage project in New York’s Catskills region has withdrawn a permit request from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over local opposition. (Law360)

• Filings with Maine’s state ethics commission show that supporters of the New England Clean Energy Connect transmission project in Maine spent roughly double what the opposition spent in the last reporting quarter. (Associated Press)
• A Maine town will hold a public hearing on May 6 on a zoning permit for the NECEC project. (Sun Journal)
• Maine police leaders say the Maine Information and Analysis Center —which gathered data on NECEC protestors, among others engaged in legal activities — should still receive state funds. (Associated Press)

GRID: If PJM Interconnection stakeholders cannot revise the minimum offer price rule themselves before their December capacity auction, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may take action on its own. (Utility Dive)

SOLAR: A Vermont brewery expects construction to wrap up this summer on its 215 kW solar carport canopy, which will shade 40 parking spots and 10 public electric vehicle charging ports. (news release)

NATURAL GAS: In two northern Pennsylvania counties, Chesapeake Energy and Project Canary plan to install methane gas monitors at two well pads as part of an effort  to end direct greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. (PennLive)

COMMENTARY: The Nature Conservancy’s Massachusetts director applauds the bipartisan work behind the Bay State’s recently passed climate bill, calling it “one of the boldest climate laws in the United States.”(MassLive)

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.