NUCLEAR: Two companies that won a $300 million annual subsidy for their nuclear plants offer to give it up if New Jersey switches to contracts for energy produced in the state. (NJ Spotlight)

• Hilco Development now officially owns a closed Philadelphia refinery site and calls it a “generational opportunity” to invest in the city and create an environmentally conscious commercial hub. (WHYY)
• Some Pennsylvania residents say they are not surprised by a grand jury report slamming oversight of fracking in the state, while Republican legislators defend the industry. (TribLIVE, StateImpact Pennsylvania)

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DECARBONIZATION: Advocates of heat pumps criticize a Rhode Island report on decarbonizing the heating sector that discounts the technology and instead suggests further study of alternatives. (Energy News Network)

• New York’s highest court reverses a lower court ruling and allows eminent domain proceedings to continue against a western New York landowner who challenged pipeline development across his property. (Olean Times Herald)
• A Pennsylvania judge dismisses charges against a pipeline official over the way he hired private security for the Mariner East pipeline. (E&E News, subscription required) 

CLEAN ENERGY: Maryland clean energy jobs disappeared during the pandemic but a trade group hopes many may return as the state slowly reopens. (Maryland Matters)

• Shorter winters and hotter summers make the Northeast the fastest warming region in the country. (InsideCimateNews)
• Proponents and opponents of stricter emissions limits in Massachusetts gear up for a final push to finish legislation delayed by the coronavirus pandemic as the legislative session enters its final month. (SouthCoastToday)
• New York’s Climate Action Council meets for the first time since March and sets a tentative schedule of holding a stakeholder conference in July and starting public comments in August. (RTO Insider, subscription required)

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OFFSHORE WIND: The Connecticut Port Authority and City of New London are at odds over how to spend $3 million committed by an offshore wind developer seeking to base operations at the port. (The Day)

COMMENTARY: A former financial analyst says a lawsuit seeking to dismiss opposition to a Central Maine Power transmission line is an affront to state residents as most of the profits from the project are headed to the company’s Spanish parent. (Sun Journal) 

Bill is a freelance journalist based outside Albany, New York. As a former New England correspondent for RTO Insider, he has written about energy for newspapers, magazines and other publications for more than 20 years. He has an extensive career in trade publications and newspapers, mostly focused on the utility sector, covering such issues as restructuring, renewable energy and consumer affairs. Bill covers Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire and also compiles the Northeast Energy News daily email digest.