CLEAN ENERGY: Questions over just what qualifies as clean energy will make it hard for Massachusetts to determine when it has fully decarbonized, experts say. (Boston Globe)

• Federal ocean energy officials open up public comment periods on the draft environmental impact statements for the Atlantic Shores 1 and 2 offshore wind projects. (news release)
• General Electric forms an agreement with two unions that it will “remain neutral during the labor organizing process” at future offshore wind part manufacturing sites at New York’s Port of Coeymans. (Times Union)
• Workers on the South Fork Wind project have completed onshore cable route work and related restoration projects. (news release)

• A developer ends its plans to build a 20 MW battery storage site in Ulster, New York, citing interconnection costs. (Daily Freeman)
• PJM Interconnection asks federal regulators to allow it to include wind, solar and energy storage projects in its definition of “black start” generators and offer such facilities incentives to maintain assured fuel supplies. (Utility Dive)

MINING: A Maine legislative committee tables a bill recommended by state officials and a nonprofit that would shift mining policies after a massive lithium deposit was discovered. (Maine Monitor)

• Hoboken, New Jersey’s climate lawsuit against oil majors will stay in state court after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal. (Jersey Journal)
•  A Maine farm implements regenerative agriculture techniques to improve the food system’s climate resilience and reduce emissions. (Maine Public Radio)

TRANSIT: New Jersey’s governor and U.S. senators say they’ll ask the federal government not to approve New York City’s congestion pricing plan. (Reuters)

• Maine’s consumer advocate and Central Maine Power work to negotiate a settlement agreement for a lengthy rate case, potentially to avoid the utility having bad publicity before the public utility voter referendum. (Portland Press Herald)
• Rising rates are behind why 13% of Maine’s residential ratepayers recently received a disconnection notice, according to the state consumer advocate. (Bangor Daily News)

NUCLEAR: As decommissioning continues at Vermont Yankee, the town of Vernon considers the site’s future. (WCAX)

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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.