COAL: A federal court orders Pennsylvania to rewrite regulations for coal plant emissions that it calls “weak and unenforceable.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

• A recent European report finding no impact on lobster fishing from offshore wind provides a template for collaboration between the two industries. (Energy News Network)
• Officials in a New Jersey town are enthusiastic about development of a port to support offshore wind construction. (Press of Atlantic City)
• A University of Delaware report identifies an 831 acre site as a possible port to support offshore wind development. (Delaware Public Media)

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• Officials in a New York town approve a 3.5 MW solar array backed by battery storage at a former landfill site. (Suffolk Times)
• A New Hampshire skin care products manufacturer says its new solar array will offset 100% of its electricity use. (New Hampshire Business Review)
• A Pennsylvania agency wins a federal grant to explore developing solar arrays on former coal mines. (Citizens’ Voice)
• Construction begins on a 26 MW solar array in Maine. (Bangor Daily News)

• A new study says Maine could hit its climate target and develop thousands of new jobs by investing in clean energy. (Maine Beacon)
• New Hampshire’s clean energy sector is holding up relatively well during the COVID-19 pandemic. (New Hampshire Business Review)
• More than 30 Maine businesses are awarded federal grants to develop renewable energy projects. (Portland Press-Herald)

• Pennsylvania regulators postpone a vote on utility shutoffs, leaving a moratorium in place for at least three more weeks. (Associated Press)
• The new chair of Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority says she is committed to holding utilities accountable and helping the public understand the process. (CT Mirror)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Two New York utilities are offering incentives for electric vehicle chargers that enable charging when emissions are lowest. (Smart Cities World)

• Advocates say New Jersey is behind the curve in adopting smart meters. (NJ Spotlight)
• Construction will begin soon on a 20 MW battery storage project north of New York City. (Standard-Freeholder)

EFFICIENCY: New ventilation requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic could make it harder for New York to reach its building emissions target. (New York Daily News)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A Maryland county expects to save $285,000 a year on energy costs by capturing methane from a landfill. (Baltimore Sun)

A New York longshoreman’s union pushes for development of a Staten Island port to support offshore wind. (New York Daily News)
A nonprofit leader says proposed Vermont climate legislation fails to balance environmental impact. (VT Digger)

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Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.