OFFSHORE WIND: New Jersey selected the developer of a 1.1 GW offshore wind farm off its coast, with work expected to begin in 2022. (Asbury Park Press)
• The energy cost of the New Jersey project is significantly lower than estimates for other projects proposed along the East Coast. (NJ Spotlight)
• Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey toured the former Brayton Point power plant site that is proposed to become an offshore wind hub. (Herald News)
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UTILITIES: A newspaper investigation says that Central Maine Power mishandled and misrepresented the rollout of a new billing system in 2017 that adversely impacted 100,000 customers. (Press Herald)
FRACKING: Two physicians organizations that have studied peer-reviewed literature say that it is impossible to frack natural gas without negatively impacting human health. (Environmental Health News)
OIL & GAS: Federal authorities have begun an investigation of the cause of a massive fire and explosion at a Philadelphia oil refinery. (WHYY)
• The developer of a transmission line in Pennsylvania and Maryland has postponed public hearings on the project until August as it holds discussion with stakeholders. (Herald-Mail)
• The Rhode Island Senate passed a bill to create a commission to study the condition of the state’s energy infrastructure. (WhatUp Newp)
• Work on the Seacoast Reliability Project is under way despite a pending appeal before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. (Seacoastonline)
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• The veto of the net metering law in New Hampshire is preventing a town from becoming the first net-zero energy community in the state, officials say. (Union Leader)
• The developer of a 3 MW, $6 million project say its completion is dependent on the legislature overriding Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto. (Seacoastonline)
• New York instantly became a global leader in confronting climate change but implementing its new law will take years of sustained effort, an activist says. (Daily News)
• A city councilor in New Hampshire says residents cannot assume the Northern Pass power line project is over and the state must finally end it. (Concord Monitor)