OFFSHORE WIND: With multiple states vying to become the East Coast hub for offshore wind development, Massachusetts is losing its head start after making early investments in the industry. (Energy News Network)

CLIMATE:
A New York legislator files a bill that would ban cryptocurrency mining operations in the state for three years to give officials time to study the climate impact of such activities. (Earther)
Pennsylvania officials say that by midcentury, residents will see average temperatures 5.9° F higher than between 1971-2000, necessitating strong, immediate efforts to limit emissions. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

NATURAL GAS:
Some residents of New Jersey’s Woodbridge Township worry about a proposed 630 MW natural gas-fired power plant that has already received township council approval and which an environmental group says will be highly polluting. (CentralJersey.com)
In Pennsylvania, some residents question the cumulative impact of numerous air pollution sources in their area as the utility behind a proposed 639 MW natural gas-fired power plant seeks a local air quality permit. (Pittsburgh Business Times, subscription)

EFFICIENCY: A New Jersey utility will raise monthly residential bills by about $0.28 in order to launch new energy efficiency programs in July that are anticipated to save ratepayers over $550 million, add thousands of jobs and reduce emissions. (The SandPaper)

REGULATION: The New Hampshire Executive Council unanimously approves Daniel Goldner’s nomination to the state utility commission, despite questions raised regarding his relevant experience for the role. (InDepthNH)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The international airport in Albany, New York, adds 10 free electric vehicle charging stations, more than doubling the number currently on site. (Times Union, subscription)

SOLAR: EDF Renewables will develop 303 MW of solar projects in New York, all of which are expected to come online by the end of 2023 as part of the state’s 2020 renewable energy standard solicitation. (news release)

COMMENTARY:
Rhode Island should join the region’s Transportation and Climate Initiative to adopt an “achievable roadmap” for transportation-related emissions and meet targets established in the state’s Act on Climate, according to a transportation policy advocate. (Energy News Network)
Hydropower facilities on Vermont’s Connecticut River harm local wildlife, many of which are classified under state or federal law as endangered or threatened species, according to a river advocate. (VTDigger)
While New York should fight climate change and move away from fossil fuel-based power, an editorial board argues that higher gas taxes in the state will “open the door wider for people to leave.(NNY360)