NUCLEAR: Security officers at the Millstone nuclear plant in Connecticut say owner Dominion mismanages ongoing refueling operations, which has resulted in 10 positive COVID-19 tests among plant workers. (The Day) 

• The U.S. wind industry has installed more than 1,700 MW of capacity in the first quarter, as New York and Pennsylvania deem that construction is not an essential activity during COVID-19. (Platts)
• Connecticut officials grant the developer of offshore Park City Wind project a two-week extension to negotiate a contract with the state’s utilities. (reNEWS)

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• A New York environmental group hopes the closure of Indian Point Unit 2 will lead to more renewable energy in the state, and is drafting a plan to help New York get there. (Mid-Hudson News)
• The wind and solar industries stall during the coronavirus pandemic, including one company delaying 400 residential solar projects in New York and New Jersey.  (Associated Press)

CLIMATE: A new report says a Rhode Island climate coordinating committee falls short of its mandate to adequately address the crisis. (ecoRI)

A Colorado company is fined $55,000 by a Pennsylvanian judge for dumping 63,000 of treated brine water from a well pad in 2017. (

• New Jersey clarifies its shutdown orders during the coronavirus pandemic and deems solar construction an essential service that can resume. (reNEWS)
• A developer proposes a solar array on 31 acres of a 100-acre site in central Connecticut owned by the Hartford Archdiocese. (Record-Journal)

TRANSPORTATION: A transit advocate urges Boston to reconsider how road space is allocated as businesses start to reopen. (Boston Herald)


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.