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STORAGE: New Hampshire will study how to value energy storage and compensate battery owners for the benefits they provide through avoided costs for production and transmission. (Energy News Network)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• A Massachusetts mayor bemoans delays to offshore wind projects because his city lost any advantage as a “first mover” in its promotion of a port staging area as other states have since caught up. (SouthCoastToday)
• New York commits $200 million to develop offshore wind staging areas and towns along the Hudson River vie for selections to be made later this year. (Greentech Media)
• A regional coalition of environmentalists, academic institutions, business advocates and others will launch this week to promote offshore wind in New England. (Associated Press) 

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OIL & GAS:
Rhode Island legislators consider a bill that would tax oil offloaded at the Port of Providence to fund climate adaptation and resilience projects. (E&E News, subscription required)
New Jersey activists will paddle in kayaks today on a park lake to protest plans to build a natural gas plant nearby to power the state’s rail transit system. (NJ.com)

UTILITIES: New York and New Jersey utilities will split the remaining $10 million needed to clean up a fluid leak into the Hudson River from a transmission line they share. (Engineering News Record)

SOLAR:
A New York town extends a year-long moratorium on solar projects leading the developer to say a pending project is at risk. (Altamont Enterprise)
A resignation and replacement on a town board in New York may break a deadlock among members who could not agree on whether to allow solar development in agricultural districts. (Post-Star)
Despite strict land-use restrictions in New York’s Adirondack Park, a unique community solar project is under development. (Albany Times Union)

TRANSMISSION: Opponents of a Maine transmission line to import Canadain hydropower face limited options to block the project. (Bangor Daily News)

CLEAN ENERGY: Princeton University and a solar and wind developer enter into a research partnership to study the transition to clean energy and scaling-up carbon-free power. (Solar Power World)

COMMENTARY:
A New York senate leader and a climate activist says a proposed natural gas peaker plant in New York City violates the spirit of the state’s climate law. (Gotham Gazette)
A Connecticut conservation organization says offshore wind is the most practical way to expand the region’s energy sources and also provides an economic opportunity for an important port city. (CT Post)
Youth activists say New Jersey’s inclusion of climate change in the state’s school curriculum must also be followed by meaningful action like banning new fossil fuel projects. (NorthJersey.com)
The New Jersey Conservation Foundation says a proposal to expand solar development on the state’s farmland is a well-intentioned but bad idea. (The  Link News) 

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