WIND: A Cape Cod town begins tearing down two wind turbines after what residents characterized as noise and health concerns. (Cape Cod Times)

ALSO: Maine academics and state lobster catchers are working to map out fishing grounds in the hopes the information will minimize arguments between the traditional industry and the burgeoning offshore wind sector. (Mainebiz)

UTILITIES:
• The speaker of New York’s state Assembly declined to start a vote on a bill that would have forced the New York Power Authority to reach 100% renewable power by 2030 before the legislative session ended. (1010 WINS)
• New Jersey lawmakers consider measures that would require utilities to reimburse customers for spoiled food and medications following certain power outages. (New Jersey Monitor)

BUILDINGS:
• An environmental nonprofit says while some Massachusetts homeowners are electrifying their homes, not enough are at a quick enough pace. (WCVB)
• Vermont student journalists contribute to a “report card” in which they detail their respective schools’ climate and environmental progress. (VT Digger)

TRANSIT:
• In Vermont, a transit agency concludes that its two-year on-demand bus pilot program is useful but that people without a smartphone or the ability to download apps aren’t able to take advantage of it. (VT Digger)
• Maryland transit officials reveal seven new options to connect Baltimore’s east and west neighborhoods, seeking public comment. (Maryland Matters)
• Transportation officials in Washington, D.C., recommend bridge alterations that would make the connection more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. (WTOP)

CLIMATE:
• Vermont Gov. Phil Scott vetoes a land and water conservation bill that was recommended under the state’s climate plan. (Seven Days)
• Burlington, Vermont, bans non-electric leaf blowers under a certain decibel level from being operated in the city for much of the year. (WCAX)
• A boom in the number and range of rash-causing browntail moths in Maine may in part be the result of climate change. (Maine Public Radio)
• More mosquitos — both in terms of quantity and species diversity — are being found in Connecticut, and experts say climate change might further drive up the numbers. (Connecticut Public Radio)
• Climate change and environmental justice were top-of-mind concerns for the officials who updated Vermont’s five-year management plan for Lake Champlain. (VT Digger)

SOLAR: A Massachusetts court decides a town’s rules around solar development are too restrictive. (State House News Service)

AFFORDABILITY: Over 200 accusations of gas pump price gouging have recently been filed in Connecticut, but officials say the claims are hard to confirm given the many factors that can contribute to raised prices. (Hartford Courant)

GEOTHERMAL: A New York town board wants to study whether a district geothermal heating and cooling system would make sense for their community. (Daily Freeman)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Public comments on an electric vehicle charger plan in New Hampshire, where transportation accounts for the largest share of emissions, can be submitted through June 10. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

GRID: In Connecticut, United Illuminating intends to upgrade 8.1 miles of transmission lines along the railroad tracks between two coastal cities. (CT Post)

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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.