BUILDINGS: A Massachusetts program that funds new school buildings doesn’t stipulate the use of climate-friendly alternatives to fossil fuel heating and power, an exception to state policy that advocates say dents climate progress. (Boston Globe)

• EVgo electric vehicle chargers across Massachusetts and southern Maine were out of service over Memorial Day weekend, a critical failure for a major travel holiday. (WBUR, Bangor Daily News)
• Vermont plans to develop a utility pilot program that will subsidize the cost of going electric for drivers who use more than 1,000 gallons of gasoline per year. (E&E News, subscription)
• Several central New York school districts have used $6.25 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to purchase 17 electric school buses. (Times Union)
• A Pittsburgh-area school district launches a pilot to examine whether swapping out fossil fuel buses in favor of battery electric buses makes sense for their area. (Tribune Live)

GAS: In Pennsylvania, natural gas production volume and new well numbers both saw year-over-year declines in the first quarter of 2023. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

WIND: PSEG completes the sale of its stake in Ocean Wind I to Ørsted, which now owns the entire project itself; the sale was announced in January. (news release, NJ Spotlight)

TRANSPORTATION: Maryland’s transportation secretary says he doesn’t have “a lot of faith” that the Purple Line light-rail project — set to connect several Maryland cities in the Washington, D.C., suburbs — will be completed on time. (WTOP)

PIPELINES: Williams Natural Gas plans to clear a new path to install a new, almost 14-mile pipeline loop in Pennsylvania’s Monroe County. (Times News)

• Numerous Portsmouth, Rhode Island, residents attend a town council meeting to implore officials to stop an offshore wind power cable from being laid in their town, citing coastline harm and ocean industrialization. (Newport Daily News)
• New Jersey utility regulators deny Ocean City’s request to disallow Ocean Wind LLC from laying a transmission cable through the company’s favored route to the site of its future wind farm. (

• Southeastern Canadian wildfires continue to create poor air quality across the Northeast, with poor air quality alerts stretching to Delaware and Vermont. (CBS News, WHYY, WCAX)
• Little snow and rainfall this past winter and spring in the Philadelphia area portend above-average temperatures in the city this summer. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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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.