WIND: Federal officials approve what is slated to be the largest offshore wind farm in the country, a 1.1 GW project near Atlantic City, New Jersey, dubbed Ocean Wind 1. (Quartz, New York Times)

• An engineer with a Rhode Island state agency claims SouthCoast Wind officials made false statements over the status of its application in written testimony to a different state agency last month. (Providence Journal)
• Maine’s biggest and costliest land sale this year was the site of a once-proposed wind farm that failed to win over regulators; a timber harvester purchased the land. (Bangor Daily News)

FINANCE: A little-noticed change in a recently signed Connecticut law allows the state’s green bank to fund waste-to-energy technologies, throwing into question whether the institution’s entire mission has been upset. (CT Mirror)

CLEAN ENERGY: Washington, D.C., says it’s making progress toward its 100% renewable energy by 2032 goal, which now accounts for 16% of the city’s electricity sales. (Utility Dive)

• Delaware officials consider tough questions while developing the state’s charging network, including whether they’ll have sufficient federal funds to set up enough charging stations. (Delaware News Journal)
• Massachusetts launches a new digital dashboard tracking passenger vehicle emissions, mileage and EV adoption. (State House News Service)

• Massachusetts regulators approve two battery energy storage systems that would have a combined capacity of 400 MW. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• New Hampshire utilities file new three-year energy efficiency plans following years of intense disagreement and political maneuvering around the structure and funding of the programs. (NHPR)
• Siting and building energy infrastructure in the U.S. is difficult and pricey, driving New England and mid-Atlantic states to seek collaborations to address regional transmission needs. (WBUR)

REGULATION: Maryland’s new top utility regulator promises to “leave no Marylander behind” during his tenure, which will follow years of concern that the authority hasn’t sufficiently acted to address climate change and emissions. (Maryland Matters)

• Even though Maryland’s Smith Island faces an existential crisis amid rising sea levels, home sales are booming. (Washington Post)
• With higher temperatures driving more frequent cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Champlain, Burlington, Vermont, residents are struggling to enjoy the beach this summer. (WCAX)

TRANSIT: A private bus company begins offering service between New York City and Montréal after Amtrak suspends rail service to the Canadian city. (NBC 5)

SOLAR: A Vermont library installs rooftop solar and a battery energy storage system to help keep the internet available in the community and reduce its energy bills. (WCAX)

OIL & GAS: A northern New York dairy farm begins using manure to create ‘renewable natural gas’ via anaerobic digestion to help make ends meet. (Press-Republican)

COMMENTARY: The head of a New Jersey business and labor nonprofit writes that the state “would be foolish” to let the economic opportunities tied to the wind energy build-out slip away. (Asbury Park Press)

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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.