OFFSHORE WIND: Rhode Island regulators say National Grid collected $46 million in excess profits for an undersea transmission cable for the Block Island Wind Farm, and then failed to set aside money for maintenance, costing ratepayers even more. (Providence Journal)

ALSO: New York plans to tell federal regulators that any wind farms sited off the affluent summering destination of the Hamptons are unworkable because of scale, cost, and potential “ocean uses” conflicts. (Newsday)

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HYDROPOWER:
• Developers of an underground hydroelectric power station near New York’s Ashokan Reservoir say they’ll propose a new location for a supplemental reservoir following widespread condemnation of their initial three siting proposals. (Daily Freeman)
• Citing a “process issue,” a Maine state agency rescinds a river plan amendment that may have seen several hydroelectric dams removed, after taking heat from all sides. (Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel) 

NATURAL GAS:
• In the west Philadelphia suburbs, residents are protesting a proposed PECO natural gas reliability station project that would be sited next to homes and restaurants. (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
• Dozens of New York City leaders are calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject the Williams Pipeline that would run underneath the waters off the Rockaway Peninsula. (Queens Daily Eagle)
• A transition to blue hydrogen using existing natural gas infrastructure could usher in a new era of Pennsylvania energy leadership, industry leaders proclaimed at a recent conference. (Pittsburgh Business Times, subscription)

PIPELINES: Mariner East 2 pipeline drilling is dumping 1 million gallons a day of rusty brown water into a Pennsylvania creek, causing concerns from nearby residents about aquatic life. (Daily Local News)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A Rhode Island lawmaker proposes a bill to disallow high-heat waste-processing facilities in the state amid a company’s proposal to burn medical waste to generate electricity. (Providence Journal)

EFFICIENCY: The New Hampshire utility regulator’s delay in authorizing updated energy efficiency rules has forced a state utility’s energy efficiency program into a holding pattern. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

TRANSPORTATION: Fare-free buses in Boston would benefit ridership and help keep departures on time, but federal funds would be needed to make it happen, says acting Mayor Kim Janey. (NBC 10 Boston)

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BIOMASS: A Maine company has acquired four mothballed biomass plants in New Hampshire, but the business’ long-term goals and overall strategy for the facilities aren’t clear to the state timber association. (Valley News)

COMMENTARY:
• Considering frequent blackouts and infrastructure failures, a New York City-based political organizer says that Brooklyners should support two state assembly bills that further municipalize power in the city. (Bklyner)
• An editorial board calls for  New Jersey’s transit agency — the largest state-wide system in the country — to give up its diesel buses in favor of an electrified fleet. (Star-Ledger)