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WIND: A Maine Congress member introduces a bill to prevent commercial offshore wind in a nearshore lobster management area along the state’s coast. (Portland Press Herald)

• As economic headwinds threaten the viability of two offshore Massachusetts wind farms, observers question how long it will take until the industry sees its predicted success. (Boston Globe)
• New York legislators pass a contentious bill opening up offshore wind development off the coast of Jones Beach State Park, a plan facing opposition over aesthetic and power line placement concerns. (NYDN)
• The National Guard warns that a planned Pennsylvania onshore wind farm could compromise safe training operations around Fort Indiantown Gap. (Times Observer)

• After several lethal fires linked to malfunctioning lithium-ion batteries, New York City will use $25 million in federal funds to create 173 e-bike charging stations at dozens of city public housing complexes. (NYDN)
• Massachusetts is removing six charging stations along the state turnpike, with plans to replace them underway after years of malfunction. (Boston Globe)
• NJ Transit receives a $47 million federal grant to reconfigure a Maplewood bus garage to house and charge electric buses; converting the agency’s whole bus garage network will cost over $1 billion. (
Starting this week, eligible Connecticut residents can apply for up to $1,500 in state vouchers to purchase e-bikes. (CT Mirror/New Haven Independent)
Rhode Island is poised to become one of the last states to allow low-speed electric vehicles on certain roadways. (WJAR)

• To reduce emissions and extend the life of current landfills, new law in New Hampshire requires entities that create over a ton of food waste per week to compost it or send it to an anaerobic digester if there’s a facility to do so within 20 miles. (Boston Globe)
• Maine officials warn of the potentially dangerous combination of a growing number of wildfires coupled with many residents living in rural, highly forested areas. (Bangor Daily News)
• Some New York winemakers try adapting to the shifting temperatures and changing migratory bird paths associated with climate change. (Spectrum News)

SOLAR: Maine utility regulators begin a new renewable energy procurement process — seeking 375 MW through projects of under 5 MW each — that is expected to bolster solar development. (Mainebiz)

• In Maine, a disused rail line from Augusta to Brunswick stirs up debate over whether it should be restored for future passenger or freight service or completely converted to a recreational path. (Kennebec Journal)
• A new poll finds that most surveyed New Jersey residents would prefer NJ Transit receive more state funds rather than raise fares or cut services, a sentiment that holds across demographic categories. (, subscription)

NUCLEAR: New York’s legislature advances a bill to ban dumping radioactive waste during decommissioning activities in the Hudson River, a measure spurred by Holtec International’s plan to do so at the Indian Point plant. (Gothamist)

COMMENTARY: Maryland’s outgoing top energy regulator writes that the state needs to think about ratepayers while forming its clean energy policies. (Baltimore Sun)

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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.