TRANSPORTATION: A developer wants to demolish part of a northern Connecticut ridge to build a gas station and electric vehicle showroom, a plan activists say could release pollution from an only partially restored Superfund site. (CT Mirror)

OFFSHORE WIND: A New Jersey state senate committee advances a bill that eliminates local governments’ power over onshore aspects of offshore wind farms, such as power lines. (E&E News, subscription)

GRID: Hydro-Québec and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke agree to joint ownership of a Montreal-area segment of a proposed transmission line that would bring hydropower from the Canadian province to New York City. (Times-Union, subscription)

UTILITIES:
Both chambers of the Maine legislature approve a bill forming a public power authority by seizing the assets of the state’s two investor-owned utilities, despite criticism and a likely veto from Gov. Janet Mills. (Maine Public Radio)
Consolidated Edison’s chief executive says the utility can be a carbon-free power transition leader, discussing his thoughts on microgrids, battery storage, green hydrogen and renewable natural gas. (Forbes)
Pennsylvania’s utility regulator is “gathering information” about how a weekend power outage may have caused an elderly veteran’s oxygen tank to fail, leading to his death. (Newsweek)

SOLAR: Two solar net metering bills with amendments to raise the generation cap and study the costs of such an expansion head the the desk of New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, who has repeatedly vetoed net metering legislation. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

PIPELINES: An anti-pipeline advocate tells a Massachusetts town select board that Eversource plans to announce a route for a pipeline replacement project called the Western Massachusetts Reliability Project in July. (The Reminder)

NATURAL GAS: A contractor sues Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc. for allegedly hindering progress on a sewer line project by refusing to relocate its gas line, as is legally required. (Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals)

EFFICIENCY:
As of July 1, new homes and commercial buildings in Maine will need to follow updated energy codes that a federal economic analysis shows should result in hundreds of dollars in net annual savings. (Portland Press-Herald)
A Boston city councilor issues a proposal to set carbon neutrality benchmarks for residential buildings with at least 15 units and other buildings of at least 20,000 square feet. (WBUR)

EDUCATION:
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority wants New Jersey community colleges to apply for grants of up to $1 million to form certifiable offshore wind turbine technician training programs. (news release)
The New Jersey School of Conservation ran out of money last year; now, conservationists want the state legislature to provide it $3 million to return to full, year-round programming. (NJ Spotlight)