BUILDINGS: Massachusetts lawmakers and municipal leaders increasingly push for measures that would lower the greenhouse gas emissions associated with building materials. (Energy News Network)

• Spray foam insulation is frequently pitched as a great weatherization tool in Vermont, but some homeowners are discovering undisclosed risks after the work is done. (VT Digger)
• The redevelopment of a former Philadelphia coal plant into an apartment building, office complex and event space is almost complete. (Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Business Journal)

• Avangrid is reportedly trying to alter its power purchase contract for the Park City Wind farm over financial concerns, signaling potential trouble for the Connecticut project. (CT Mirror)
• Federal officials release the Ocean Wind Farm’s final environmental review, which suggests a final approval date this summer. (E&E News, subscription)
• In Massachusetts, the New Bedford Port Authority wants SouthCoast Wind to consider developing a fisheries innovation fund akin to one Vineyard Wind created to support the local industry. (Standard-Times)
• Massachusetts is seeking up to $250 million in federal funds to make onshore grid upgrades along the south shore to support offshore wind power transmission. (Boston Globe)

SOLAR: A New York court upholds a lower court decision to dismiss a lawsuit brought by opponents of a Columbia County solar farm that sought to overturn parts of the state’s large solar farm fast-track program. (Times Union)

• Boston’s nighttime temperatures in the summer have risen two degrees Fahrenheit since the 1970’s, which a new study says leads to a shorter amount of sleep. (WCVB)
• Rhode Island’s governor orders the restoration of a chief resilience officer position to put the state’s climate strategy into action. (PBN)
• Portland is installing tanks to store stormwater and untreated sewage to comply with a federal water quality permit, but the projects will also combat climate change side effects, like rising sea levels and heavier rain. (Maine Public Radio)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Newark, New Jersey’s electric scooter and bike rental program has now seen one million rides since it started two years ago. (NJ Advance Media)

GRID: Although reforms have been made, a national nonprofit’s report finds that PJM Interconnection’s interconnection queue is still backed up, slowing down new clean energy projects coming online. (New Jersey Monitor)

AFFORDABILITY: New York’s utility commission will audit two Avangrid utilities for the first time in five years because of persistent billing issues and ratepayer complaints. (Auburn Citizen)

REGULATION: New Jersey’s legislature approves two new members of the state utility board, two months after the governor nominated them and weeks after a testy confirmation hearing. (New Jersey Globe)

UTILITIES: Several Vermont utilities work to identify how to best communicate with customers during extended outages that make internet access difficult. (Vermont Public Radio)

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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.