SOLAR: A new report finds that Long Island could add 20 GW of solar power to the grid by siting arrays on already developed sites like commercial rooftops, but notes potential hurdles including interconnection costs. (Newsday)

ALSO: With a focus on farmers, the University of Maine will study a 10 acre solar array sited on a blueberry field to determine how practical dual-use “agrivoltaic” projects could be. (News Center Maine)

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Governors of northeastern states have hinged their state’s climate goals on a future full of offshore wind — and need federal follow-through to support the nascent American industry. (Politico)
University of New Hampshire researchers find that 77% of surveyed coastal recreation visitors were “supportive” of offshore wind development. (news release)

The Connecticut General Assembly’s environment committee voted to advance legislation that would have the state join the regional Transportation and Climate Initiative Program. (Associated Press)
With a major climate bill soon poised to land on his desk, Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee has reservations about certain litigation language in the legislation. (Providence Journal)
A Cornell University research team concludes that New York’s ambitious climate goals are achievable. (Yale Climate Connections)

Many of the nearly 300 speakers who attended a virtual public hearing on a $500 million plan to upgrade current equipment at the Danskammer peaker plant were reportedly against the proposal. (Times Union)
Following the Biden administration’s support of the PennEast Pipeline, two federal legislators from New Jersey have introduced a bill to reform pipeline review processes. (

DAMS: The owner of four Maine dams targeted for removal sues a state agency, claiming the rulemaking process is “unlawful.”(Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel)

TRANSPORTATION: Rapidly replacing New Jersey’s fleet of diesel buses with electric ones would improve air quality, particularly for environmental-justice community members using public transit, according to a clean energy advocate’s new report. (NJ Spotlight)

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JOBS: The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center says that the sector suffered a net loss of about 13,900 jobs in 2020 at the state level, a turnaround from the addition of 2,132 jobs in 2019. (Milford Daily News)

COMMENTARY: A local climate columnist argues against the construction of a biomass facility in Massachusetts on the grounds that biomass is an expensive and “false climate solution.” (Daily Hampshire Gazette) 

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.