OFFSHORE WIND: Orsted says its South Fork offshore wind project off Long Island will likely be delayed past its 2022 opening due to a prolonged federal review and COVID-19 and its other projects face similar risks. (Newsday, Greentech Media) 

• The financially troubled Massachusetts Clean Energy Center spent more than $23 million to defend and settle a lawsuit filed by contractors who worked on a proposed offshore wind staging area. (CommonWealth Magazine)
• Seabed surveys are set to begin for the Atlantic Shores wind project in New Jersey. (

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CLEAN ENERGY: A Vermont organization that promotes energy education moves its program online during the coronavirus pandemic. (Energy News Network)

EMISSIONS: New York plans to lower its carbon emissions cap by 1.4 million tons in 2021 and another 1 million tons annually through 2030. (Bloomberg, subscription required)

TRANSMISSION: The Maine city that would serve as the hub for a power line to import Canadian hydropower would earn $7 million annually in tax revenues. (Sun Journal)

NUCLEAR: The Indian Point Unit 2 nuclear plant in New York shuts down for good tonight. (Associated Press)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A New Jersey waste-to-energy plant admits a “purple plume” earlier this month was caused by iodine but that it is no longer accepting waste containing the chemical. (NJ Spotlight)

SOLAR: Two solar projects proposed for a Rhode Island town will be presented to planning officials tonight. (Valley Breeze)

UTILITIES: Eversource says electricity use at western Massachusetts homes is increasing due to stay-at-home orders as it suspends penalties for late payments. (WesternMass News)

PEOPLE: A former energy adviser to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo opens a consulting firm with part of its focus on how federally regulated markets work with state energy policies. (E&E News, subscription required)

• A commercial fisherman says New Hampshire needs to fully explore all the potential consequences of committing to offshore wind development off its coast. (
• A Boston Globe columnist writes “in addition to exposing the disastrous consequences of inequality, this pandemic holds a mirror up to our inaction on climate change.” 

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.