OFFSHORE WIND: The owner of several Massachusetts peaker plants wants to  sell extra interconnection capacity to an offshore wind farm, a move that might save ratepayers hundreds of millions of dollars in construction costs. (CommonWealth Magazine)

• In New Bedford, Massachusetts, a local union temporarily shuts down work on Vineyard Wind to picket the project’s failure to hire Black and local workers as promised. (New Bedford Light)
• Part of a wind turbine at a Massachusetts water treatment plant breaks and flies through the air, leading to an emergency response but no injuries. (NBC 10)

• Vermont builders and architects want the state to begin oversight of the implementation of new building energy codes, citing the potential danger of insufficiently trained workers installing such systems. (VT Digger)
• With a decarbonization deadline looming, some New York City landlords say they’re still not ready to transition away from heating oil in part because of high costs. (Gothamist)
• New York landlords will soon need to disclose property flood risk to potential tenants in rental agreements. (The City)

FOSSIL FUELS: Coal dust blowing off a pile in Portland, Maine, leaves some residents fearful of the health implications. (WMTW)

• A startup at the University of Vermont aims to make thin film solar technology more widely available to make solar generation ubiquitous. (VT Digger)
• Federal funds will be used to install a rooftop solar array on a historic building in Brattleboro, Vermont. (WCAX)

• Officials in Niagara, New York, consider a six-month moratorium on new solar and wind project applications or build-outs in order to review related zoning policies. (Niagara Gazette)
• Not long after establishing a large-scale solar farm moratorium, the energy advisory committee of Rotterdam, New York, recommends a moratorium on battery energy systems and wind farms. (Daily Gazette)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Massachusetts officials deploy mobile electric vehicle chargers over Memorial Day weekend to satisfy travel demand because several stationary models were offline. (Boston Herald)

CLIMATE: Unlike in other parts of the country, Vermont’s brook trout stocks have so far remained strong, but rising temperatures may threaten the population. (Valley News)

NUCLEAR: As Holtec looks to dump a million gallons of radioactive water from the Pilgrim nuclear plant into the Cape Cod Bay, new Massachusetts data shows heightened pollutant levels in the untreated water. (WBUR)

UTILITIES: As utility workers retire and few seek to replace them, Massachusetts agencies and utilities fund programs to turn the workforce trend around. (Worcester Business Journal)

• Pennsylvania only prevents utility shut-offs during cold weather months, leaving some residents struggling in the summer months to keep their lights on. (Lancaster Online)
• New York lawmakers introduce legislation to automatically enroll low-income households into utility bill assistance programs to streamline the process. (Finger Lakes 1)

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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.