CLIMATE: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants makes headway, gaining the overwhelming approval of state environmental regulators. (Associated Press)

UTILITIES: Maine Gov. Janet Mills vetoes the consumer-owned electric utility bill over concerns that the legislation was poorly crafted, but signals that she generally supports the movement. (Maine Public)

WIND:
• An over 2 GW offshore wind farm proposed for the waters off New York should be operational by 2025, according to developers’ updated plans. (National Fisherman)
• Maine officials map out a 16-square-mile area in the Gulf of Maine where they would like to site a floating offshore wind turbine pilot project. (Associated Press)
• A central New York town plans an environmental review of a major wind tower assembly facility proposed for the Hudson River-adjacent Port of Albany and backed by the governor. (Times Union)
• In New Jersey, dozens of elected officials throw their support behind the nascent offshore wind industry and rebuke critics focused on aesthetics. (NJ Spotlight)
• Massachusetts officials, including the governor, aren’t sure who owns the former coal plant site that is supposed to become an offshore wind infrastructure hub, hindering development plans. (Commonwealth Magazine)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Rhode Island environmental officials deny a permit to a controversial medical waste-to-energy facility, but the developer vows to pursue its “many” legal options. (Boston Globe, subscription)

SOLAR:
• Developers have installed 3 GW of solar power in New York over the past decade while costs have fallen by over two-thirds. (news release)
• Developers pitch a 3.75 MW ground-mounted solar array in New York’s Hudson Valley and discuss stormwater runoff management options for the site. (Storm Water Solutions)
• Both a grocery warehouse in New York City’s Bronx borough and a Catholic high school in the city’s Queens borough plan to install small solar arrays. (news release, news release)

NATURAL GAS: The top executive at Chesapeake Utilities discusses the company’s philosophy of using renewable natural gas investments to help solve local environmental problems, as well as its hydrogen aspirations. (S&P Global Market Intelligence)

COMMENTARY: A Massachusetts transportation advocate argues the state should provide children with electric school buses, as they shouldn’t be forced to inhale pollutants twice a day. (Energy News Network)

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Bridget Reed Morawski

Bridget is a freelance reporter and newsletter writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. She compiles the Northeast Energy News digest. Bridget primarily writes about energy, conservation and the environment. Originally from Philadelphia, she graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a degree in journalism and a minor in environmental studies. When she isn’t working on a story, she’s normally on a northern Maine lake or traveling abroad to practice her Spanish language skills.