WIND: A new report commissioned by New Hampshire energy officials finds that offshore wind in one Gulf of Maine parcel could supply up to 70% of New England’s power demand if coupled with energy storage, and create over 3,600 jobs in the state. (NHPR)



  • With Maine’s public utility takeover ballot initiative around the corner, the owners of the state’s two investor-owned utilities have significantly overspent supporters on a campaign to defeat the measure. (Canary Media, Morning Sentinel)
  • A mass shooting in Maine leads both proponents and detractors of the public utility takeover initiative to quiet their campaigns during a time they had prepared to make their closing arguments to voters. (Portland Press Herald)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New Jersey residents filed over 1,000 public comments with the state over its plan to phase out the sale of gas-fueled vehicles, ranging from excitement to pessimism and concern. (NJ Advance Media)



TRANSIT: The panel developing a congestion tolling plan for New York City still hasn’t come to a consensus on how much to charge trucks and how to charge for-hire vehicles. (Gothamist)

EQUITY: Pennsylvania’s new environmental justice policy doesn’t go far enough and leaves too many voices out of the conversation, some advocates say. (WHYY)

FOSSIL FUELS: Two Pennsylvania agencies investigate the source of repeated oil slicks on the Monongahela River near a steel company’s operation. (CBS Pittsburgh)

HYDROPOWER: A Maryland news outlet analyzes the environmental benefits and drawbacks of the state’s largest renewable energy resource: the 572 MW Conowingo hydroelectric dam. (Maryland Matters)


  • New Haven, Connecticut, receives $3 million in federal funds to plant 5,000 trees for climate mitigation, a project the city’s climate czar calls “hackneyed” but effective. (New Haven Independent)
  • Philadelphia will use over $4 million in federal funds to plant trees and pay for air conditioning units to help residents mitigate extreme heat, among other projects. (WHYY)

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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.