WIND: A Massachusetts town tears down its last wind turbine following years of lawsuits from residents who claimed the turbines were a nuisance and that their health suffered from their operation. (Cape Cod Times)

ALSO:
• Rhode Island regulators allow two coastal towns to intervene in Mayflower Wind’s approval process regarding the impact of construction on the local economy. (ecoRI)
• A Rhode Island public comment session for the proposed Revolution Wind farm sees no opposition to the operation. (Providence Business News)
• At an event with union leaders, Mayflower Wind promises to train and hire union workers to build and run operations at their planned Cape Cod-area wind farm. (Cape Cod Times)

AFFORDABILITY:
• In New York’s Erie County, some county legislators want to end home heating fuel taxes, but the county would lose millions in tax revenue and create a major funding gap for next year’s budget. (Buffalo News)
• New Hampshire’s utility commission considers whether changing energy procurement regulations for investor-owned utilities to more closely reflect electric co-op practices could help reduce costs and customer bills. (New Hampshire Bulletin)
• Maine will receive $8 million this year from a federal funding package to help low-income households pay their heating bills. (Leader/Sentry)

SOLAR: New York agricultural officials highlight a Hudson Valley farm’s use of federal rural energy funds to install a rooftop solar array at its market. (news release)

EFFICIENCY: Maryland announces it has surpassed its goal of reducing state facility energy use and touts plans to further increase its energy efficiency. (news release)

GRID: A Maryland utility plans to build a new high-voltage transmission substation to service a data center campus under development. (Daily Energy Insider)

INCINERATION: New Hampshire’s new solid waste management plan details how the state should meet its mandate to decrease the amount of waste sent to incinerators and landfills by 45% by 2050.

COMMENTARY: Maryland regulators shouldn’t upgrade state gas utilities’ distribution systems to spare customers from the associated bill hikes when the future of that infrastructure is in limbo, a consumer advocacy group writes. (Maryland Matters)

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Bridget Reed Morawski

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.