EFFICIENCY: Migrant farm workers in Vermont often live in unsanitary housing in some of the most energy-intensive buildings in the state — conditions that activists are fighting to improve but dairy farms say they can’t fix without funding assistance. (Energy News Network)

GRID: Long Island Power Authority wants ratepayers across New York state to pay for $1.5 billion in grid upgrades ahead of an anticipated sweep of new offshore wind projects, but the state’s utility regulator says the bulk of those costs should be localized. (Newsday)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY:
Activists in a predominantly Black city outside of Philadelphia are calling a highly polluting waste-to-energy plant in their area another example of environmental racism. (WHYY)
A Pennsylvania waste-to-energy company wants to buy a closed waste plant in Maine and install its patented technology there — but a newspaper investigation raises questions about the company’s credentials. (Bangor Daily News)

NATURAL GAS: The owner of a New York City peaker plant wants to replace the facility and its two dozen jet engine turbines with a natural gas plant, but opponents of the plan are against further fossil fuel investments. (NY1)

SOLAR:
Ratepayer advocates are fighting a New Jersey draft plan that aims to encourage further solar growth, citing high costs and industry subsidies. (NJ Spotlight)
Connecticut towns and solar developers are at odds over the interpretation of a state property tax exemption to renewable energy sources. (Energy News Network)
A New York town may install a nearly $6 million floating solar array on its local reservoir, the largest such project owned by a municipality in the country. (Times Union)

NUCLEAR: New York’s Indian Point nuclear plant shut down its last turbine on Friday, to the delight of some environmentalists and politicians despite concerns over what power sources will replace it. (Mother Jones)

HYDROPOWER: A 160 kW New York hydro plant has come back online after a three-year break. (Times Union)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A New York police department has bought a Tesla for its fleet, adding to a few dozen hybrid vehicles it already owns. (CBS 2)

COMMENTARY: A New York columnist says “it’s high time” to have Long Island’s electric lines join telephone lines underground. (Shelter Island Reporter)