LABOR: Maine is the latest state to launch a civilian climate corps, but starts with far less funding than its founding coordinators sought. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: Environmentalists and trade unions in New York join forces to advocate for a $4.2 billion bond act that will let it take on climate crisis mitigation projects they say will create 84,000 new green jobs. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

In New York City, a highly polluting peaker power plant’s owner intends to turn the site into a “clean energy hub” by 2030. (Crain’s New York, subscription)
A Massachusetts bill would end the state’s electric supplier market, leaving some to worry that it will reduce residents’ access to renewable power. (PV Magazine)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes legislation that would’ve barred municipalities from banning gas hook-ups within their building codes. (Associated Press)
The board of Rhinebeck, New York, promises to support several policies to reach the state’s climate goals, including a ban on fossil fuel-fired energy in new buildings. (Daily Freeman)

GAS: Some New York farmers who purchased anaerobic digestion equipment to create gas and financially support their businesses say the money they make from the power doesn’t even support maintaining the system. (E&E News)

FINANCE: Leaders at Maine’s pension system say a law requiring divestment from fossil fuel companies is muddied by a constitutional obligation for pensioners. (Governing)

Maine’s lobster harvesters want the state to conduct more research and finish ongoing studies into offshore wind before conducting lease auctions. (Mainebiz)
Ahead of the results of a state-commissioned study on whether wind turbines should be sited in freshwater lakes, some New York residents question the science of and rationale for such projects. (Buffalo News)

TRANSIT: Local transit officials in Washington, D.C., warn they may need to reduce service and hike fares to overcome a $356 million budget hole unlikely to be mitigated with federal or regional dollars. (DCist)

CLIMATE: Puffin researchers in Maine say the birds themselves are doing well — but one of their main food sources, herrings, are threatened by climate change and overfishing. (News Center Maine)

SOLAR: A western New York town holds a public information session to answer questions about a proposed 350 MW solar farm. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

NUCLEAR: In New Hampshire, Seabrook nuclear plant officials say an emergency beach evacuation alarm that triggered yesterday was not intentional. (CBS Boston)

COMMENTARY: A transit blog highlights a proposal to use a newer battery technology called discontinuous electrification to help accelerate the Boston transit agency’s regional rail system’s switch to electric trains. (Streetsblog Mass)

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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.