CLEAN ENERGY: New Hampshire’s governor vetoes a bill that would have expanded renewable energy net metering to industrial businesses, citing cost shifting concerns and legislative drafting errors that advocates agree would have created unintended consequences. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

• Renewable energy developers contracting with New York will ask the state to pay them more to account for inflation since contracts were signed. (Politico)
• East Providence, Rhode Island, strikes a 25-year deal with a developer to build renewable energy projects that should save the city $18.5 million. (ABC 6)

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• A Hudson River advocacy group wants to make sure offshore wind hubs in the river don’t reverse decades of environmental cleanup efforts. (Times Union)
• U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visits Rhode Island’s Block Island Wind Farm, saying the U.S. wants to “replicate this, even bigger” in the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. (Providence Journal)
• New York state schools will share $4 million in grants to develop offshore wind education programming and facilities. (Saratogian)

GRID: New England’s grid operator predicts the power system will hold strong this summer under normal conditions, in part thanks to increased solar power and energy efficiency measures. (NHPR)

HYDROGEN: Pennsylvania lawmakers hear from hydrogen fuel experts as the state competes to win a federal hydrogen hub. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

SOLAR: A single mother of three explains how a New York City initiative helped her install solar panels on her Staten Island home, lowering her energy bills. (Staten Island Advance)

• Residents near an uncovered coal pile in Portland, Maine, say it’s spreading dust through their neighborhood. (Portland Press Herald)
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, marks the end of local coal power with the controlled implosion of two coal station smokestacks, but the site’s future is still undetermined. (Public Source)

CLIMATE: New York lawmakers advance a bill strengthening flood risk disclosure requirements for potential homeowners by removing a loophole in the closing process. (Spectrum News 1)

UTILITIES: Potsdam, New York, is still looking for a supplier for its community choice aggregation program after rejecting three bids. (NNY360)

EFFICIENCY: A New York bill looks to require that hotels adjust thermostats in unoccupied rooms to conserve energy. (Spectrum News)

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