WIND: Maine utility regulators approve an Aroostook County wind farm slated to be the largest east of the Mississippi River, a decision that hinged on splitting development costs and power output with Massachusetts. (Portland Press Herald)

• In Maine, a coalition of environmental and labor organizations works to make sure organized labor has a role in offshore wind development through explicit mentions of union jobs in project agreements. (Energy News Network)
• Mayors and elected officials across New Jersey are calling for an offshore wind moratorium after a surge in whale deaths, despite federal scientists saying there is no link between the two. (Asbury Park Press)

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• As tourism groups warn New Hampshire faces stiff competition from Maine and Vermont, new legislation aims to address barriers to installing public charging stations. (Energy News Network)
• Washington, D.C., currently has about 250 public chargers, but a new bill would see the city install at least 7,500 more by the end of 2027. (DCist)
• New York opens a 16-plug fast charging hub in a Southern Tier county. (news release)

• An environmental nonprofit’s new report finds that Maryland will need to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to retrofit low-to-moderate-income residences and meet its climate goals. (Maryland Matters)
• In New Jersey, legislation advances to cap the amount of food waste sent to landfills to reduce emissions. (NJ Spotlight)
• Ulster County, New York, signs off on a plan to reach county and state climate and decarbonization goals. (Daily Freeman)
• A lack of suitable conditions puts the New England traditions of pond and lake skating on ice this season. (Boston Globe)

BUILDINGS: A New York pilot project showed that Bronx public housing units with induction stoves had significantly lower nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide levels than gas stoves. (The City)

• Maine’s secretary of state finalizes the wording of a November ballot question that will determine whether the state can take over the assets of its investor-owned utilities. (WGME)
• Pennsylvania begins investigating why some PPL Electric Utilities customers were sent “unusually high bills” and the company’s overall billing practices. (News-Item)
• Reserving thousands of contractors to quickly restore power after storms is an increasingly pricey practice for Maine utilities. (Portland Press Herald)

OIL & GAS: Much of the East Coast could see gasoline shortages this summer due to an European ban on Russian oil. (NNY360)

SOLAR: New Jersey approves two small remote net metering projects for Rutgers University as the state legislature considers passing a bill to make such projects easier to construct. (RTO Insider, subscription)

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• Philadelphia homeowners and renters contend with growing gas heating prices. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• Mainers eligible for $450 state energy assistance checks should begin receiving them this week. (Mainebiz)
• A new report finds that Maryland utilities shut off households’ power over 74,000 times last year. (Baltimore Sun)

COMMENTARY: A decarbonization policy consultant celebrates a “first-of-its-kind” New Jersey law that incentivizes builders to minimize the carbon in their concrete for state-funded projects through tax credits. (Natural Resources Defense Council)

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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.