WIND: Federal officials will conduct an environmental review of what would be Maryland’s first offshore wind farm, with three virtual public meetings scheduled to explain the scope of their work. (CBS Baltimore)

ALSO: New York considers turning large swathes of undeveloped coastal forest into offshore wind ports to build and maintain turbines for the state’s wind farms. (Gothamist)

CLIMATE:
• Thousands of development projects would be threatened or blocked if New Jersey’s environmental officials redraw flood maps and update stormwater management rules, business and labor groups say. (NJ Spotlight)
• In heavily forested Maine, forest rangers record more wildfires every year as climate change increases the frequency and intensity of both droughts and severe storms. (News Center Maine)
• A Chesapeake Bay Foundation official says climate change has made it more difficult to improve the health of the watershed. (CBS Baltimore)

TRANSIT:
• While Rhode Island has numerous plans to reduce transportation emissions, the state’s strong car culture and an unsatisfactory transit system impede its progress. (ecoRI)
• One real estate appraiser believes that as electric vehicles take a stronger hold in New Jersey, the state’s gas stations will see the same fate as Blockbuster. (ROI NJ)

CLEAN ENERGY:
• Massachusetts lawmakers debate whether the state’s utilities should continue to receive additional compensation for holding clean energy contracts. (Commonwealth Magazine)
• A consulting firm and an environmental diversity group team up to encourage women, people of color and other underrepresented groups to join Massachusetts’ clean energy industry. (Yale Climate Connections)

UTILITIES: Washington, D.C.’s council considers appointing the interim chair of the public utility commission for a four-year term, but some worry his lack of relevant experience will hinder climate mitigation efforts. (DCist)

HYDROPOWER: New Hampshire’s recent net-metering policy update enables Concord to make a hydroelectric deal to generate revenue and take steps toward its renewable energy goals. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

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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.