TRANSIT: Federal highway officials give New York permission to implement a controversial peak congestion pricing plan aimed at cutting emissions — a move New Jersey’s governor has derided as “unfair” and a “money grab.” (Politico,

CLEAN ENERGY: Some New York City councilmembers want to ensure industrial factory workers can transition to green economy work, like offshore wind and solar sector jobs, if an industrial rezoning plan passes. (Gothamist)

• Although commercial fishers in New Bedford, Massachusetts, fear the impact of offshore wind farms on their work, some are optimistic they can provide services to and financially benefit from the industry. (Standard-Times)
• Massachusetts’ governor discusses her “bullish” outlook on offshore wind in the state and her plan to make Massachusetts an offshore wind hub. (WCVB)
• A fisherman founds a new advocacy group to oppose offshore wind development in the Northeast. (National Fisherman)

GRID: Following public support from the state’s governor, National Grid proposes a 1.2 GW power line to transmit hydroelectricity from Canada to southern New England via Vermont and New Hampshire. (RTO Insider, subscription)

HYDROPOWER: A group of Endicott College students create a plan to tap into the Merrimack River’s hydroelectric potential in a way that would allow safe fish passage and revitalize a Lawrence, Massachusetts, site. (Eagle-Tribune)

HYDROGEN: As federal officials eye hydrogen production as a key component of climate mitigation, Electric Hydrogen selects Deven, Massachusetts, for the site of a $90 million, 1.2 GW electrolyzer facility. (Energy + Environment Leader)

SOLAR: A New York distributed energy generator establishes territory in western Pennsylvania with the purchase of 10 solar projects. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

• Rhode Island’s senate passes a bill allowing the state to classify environmental justice areas and give those communities more influence over polluting projects, like incinerators. (Rhode Island Current)
• Two Massachusetts lawmakers seek to pass a bill to build up tree canopies in environmental justice communities to help mitigate climate change while creating more livable neighborhoods. (State House News Service)

• Erosion and rising sea levels can harm homes miles inland that are along moving water, an effect likely contributing to the now-unsteady foundation of a Portland, Maine, home. (Portland Press Herald)
• Damaging river floods similar to what occurred in central Maine last week are linked to more intense rainfall, which research shows is becoming more common across the Northeast as climate change progresses. (Maine Monitor)
• In Vermont, an April heat wave causes a super bloom at a Mad River Valley tulip farm, forcing the owners to find an alternative use for thousands of unsellable blossoms. (Vermont Public Radio)

• A top staffer with Massachusetts’ attorney general says he has yet to see a single instance where a third-party energy supplier provided cheaper power than the incumbent utility — a problem mainly affecting vulnerable residents. (WBUR)
• A new report from Maryland’s state advocate finds that low-income customers pay more for utilities’ energy reduction programs than they receive in benefits. (Baltimore Sun)
• As it struggles to reduce a budget increase, a Maine school district saw its natural gas costs rise $72,600 in the past year. (Kennebec Journal)

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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.