NUCLEAR: Opponents are reviving questions about New Jersey’s nuclear subsidies in the wake of a bribery scandal in Ohio. (NJ Spotlight)

CLIMATE: Exelon is working with startups to cut emissions and address climate impacts in the Baltimore area. (

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TRANSMISSION: Opponents of a Maine transmission line say they still have not received requested information on police surveillance of their group. (Portland Press Herald)

• A judge reverses a Rhode Island town’s denial of a permit for a solar array on a former turf farm. (Providence Journal)
• A New York school district is building a solar array on land that was originally intended for athletic fields. (Spectrum Local News)

EFFICIENCY: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces an effort to expand energy efficiency programs to 350,000 low- and middle-income households. (news release)

POWER PLANTS: A Nevada company hopes to revive a closed power plant in New Haven, Connecticut, but the city’s mayor says “we’re not interested in going back in time.” (New Haven Register) 

PIPELINES: PennEast pushes FERC to release an environmental assessment that was due July 10. (S&P Global)

BIOENERGY: A Delaware utility will purchase renewable natural gas from a biorefinery that uses chicken manure as a feedstock. (Delmarva Now)

WIND: An ocean advocacy group says it supports offshore wind but there are still some unanswered questions about impacts. (Cape May County Herald)

• Mechanics in New York, New Hampshire and elsewhere are converting classic cars to run on electricity. (Autoweek)
• A Pennsylvania town uses a state grant to open two new public electric vehicle charging stations. (The Intelligencer)

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ACTIVISM: The push to close a Philadelphia refinery highlights how Black communities are at great risk from pollution. (New York Times Magazine)

• Advocates say the data clearly shows that Pennsylvania needs to get tougher on methane emissions. (Environmental Defense Fund)
• A Maine clean energy advocate says developers are overstating the climate benefits of a proposed hydropower transmission line. (Portland Press Herald)

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.