WIND: Federal officials are reportedly examining ways to pay commercial fisheries for losses stemming from the Atlantic Coast’s nascent offshore wind industry. (Reuters)

A Rhode Island company receives a federal grant to develop paint that protects wind turbines from lightning strikes, which can require expensive repairs. (Boston Globe)
A developer wants to build an up-to-100-MW wind farm in western New York and is reaching out to nearby residents to answer questions as it works on formal applications. (The Citizen)
New Hampshire will study the benefits and drawbacks of its burgeoning offshore wind industry in the Gulf of Maine. (Portsmouth Herald)

A Massachusetts bill would phase in energy use  performance standards and mandatory energy reporting for all large commercial buildings. (Energy News Network)
New York legislators propose energy efficiency standards for cannabis producers, but an industry trade group prefers incentives such as tax credits and “green seal” certification to reduce energy use. (Times Union)

FRACKING: Pennsylvania landfills that accept fracking waste will now have to test liquid waste for radioactivity following a decision by state environmental protection officials. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

TRANSPORTATION: A highly anticipated state report highlighting various ways Pennsylvania can replace its gas tax is expected to be published this week  — and set off political debate. (Associated Press)

New Jersey regulators think a new incentive system currently in the works won’t hinder the state solar industries’ skyward growth. (NJ Spotlight)
• A community solar project generating up to 7 MW comes online in a coastal Maine town. (Mainebiz)

UTILITIES: Newport, Rhode Island, officials consider using a bulk energy supplier to provide power supply alternatives to National Grid and discuss renewable energy options and whether it should be an opt-in or -out program. (Newport Daily News) 

OIL: A recent dialectic oil spill in New York’s New Rochelle Harbor pushes back plans to bring recreators back to the water at Glen Island Park after over a year of use as a COVID-19 testing facility. (Patch)

HYDROELECTRIC: New York has designated roughly 1 MW of hydropower from the Niagara Power Project to two companies in the western part of the state. (Buffalo News)

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.