OFFSHORE WIND: Eversource intends to exit the offshore wind business and sell its stakes in Massachusetts offshore wind leases to Ørsted for $625 million by the end of June; the utility says it anticipates a reduction in earnings of up to $280 million as a result. (CT Examiner, CommonWealth Magazine)

• Workers have finished building substations for the Vineyard Wind and South Fork Wind farms, which are now being shipped from Texas and Denmark, respectively. (Maritime Executive)
• New Bedford, Massachusetts, a city eagerly anticipating an offshore wind future, has received its first offshore wind part delivery from a European ship delivering parts for the Vineyard Wind farm. (NBC Boston, Connecticut Public)

UTILITIES: Connecticut state senators unanimously pass a reform bill giving unilateral decision-making power to utility commission chair Marissa Gillett, who has faced pushback from fellow commissioners and utilities. (CT Mirror)

• The developers of a proposed $2.1 billion hydroelectric dam in York, Pennsylvania, face an early hurdle from federal regulators, who want the company to send more information before issuing a permit for a feasibility study. (York Dispatch)
• To help boost hydrogen production, New York grants low-cost hydropower allocations to the Plug Power green hydrogen fuel expansion project. (RTO Insider, subscription; Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

SOLAR: As Maine’s net-energy billing program is criticized for being too pricey for ratepayers, a state senator sponsors a bill to make utility regulators better define and annually report on program costs. (Maine Public Radio)

CLIMATE: New York’s Syracuse University and a student association are making plans to speed up the college’s net-zero emissions goal by eight years. (CNYBJ)

BIOGAS: Plans are underway for an $18 million facility in St. Albans, Vermont, that will convert organic waste from Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and other area food manufacturers into biogas. (news release)

• Ithaca, New York, wants to help mobile home owners install 50 heat pumps by the end of the year to help reduce energy costs and emissions associated with the affordable but notoriously inefficient housing option. (Grist)
• With weatherization technicians in high demand in Massachusetts, one Boston-area man describes his experience with a two-week training program and his newfound love of energy efficiency work. (Yale Climate Connections)

• A real estate developer says it has finished building the top floor of New York City’s first multifamily building powered by geothermal energy. (Brooklyn Paper)
• Geothermal developer Dandelion Energy pushes for the New York Senate to vote to no longer apply certain oil and gas drilling regulations to geothermal boreholes. (news release)

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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.