SOLAR: A New Jersey water treatment facility says it has developed the continent’s largest floating solar farm, a 17-acre array on its Canoe Brook Reservoir in Millburn. (Associated Press)

• In Vermont, the South Burlington City Council authorizes updated policies to require new buildings install solar panels, with some exceptions. (NBC 5)
• National Grid installs a solar-plus-storage system in a central New York town to serve as a non-wires alternative to serving increased power demand. (Spectrum News 1)
• A solar developer working on two projects in Vermont has offered a town up to $850,000 to back the plans in front of state utility commissioners, in addition to offering direct payments to opposing homeowners. (Bennington Banner)

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• Canadian wildfires continue to impact air quality in the Northeast, making New York City’s air quality among the world’s worst. (CNN)
• Federal officials issue a “critical” wildfire risk warning for millions of people in Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. (Fox Weather)

• New Hampshire’s lack of an offshore wind procurement means it’s being skipped over for potential projects — and associated economic benefits. (Concord Monitor)
• The cost of building and operating an offshore wind farm in the U.S. has shot up over 20% since 2019, with steel costs rising the most, according to a report commissioned by SouthCoast Wind. (CommonWealth Magazine)

• A Pennsylvania judge says federal regulations governing the natural gas industry don’t prevent advocates from appealing several permits acquired by Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Co. to make pipeline upgrades. (Law 360, subscription)
• A professor and a construction institute use $650,000 in federal funds to plan for what they tout as the world’s largest biomass pipeline in Maine. (news release)

• PJM Interconnection reports that closing Pennsylvania’s largest coal-fired power plant won’t negatively impact the grid. (Tribune Review)
• Green Mountain Power wants Vermont utility regulators to remove a cap on its in-home battery storage program so it can serve more customers sitting on a 2.5-year-long wait list. (Burlington Free Press)

BUILDINGS: New York City’s public housing agency says it saw 21% fewer heating outages this past heating season after upgrading or installing new equipment, including heat pumps. (City Limits)

• Connecticut’s governor plans to extend Marissa Gillett’s term as the state utility regulator’s chair even as her policies and approaches cause conflict with fellow commissioners. (CT Mirror)
• New bills filed in Massachusetts aim to essentially end the residential competitive power supply market, with supporters citing higher bills for customers and misleading sales tactics. (State House News Service)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: To skirt New York’s direct vehicle sales law, Tesla will build a direct sales and delivery site on land owned by the Oneida Indian Nation. (NYup)

INCINERATION: A 25.3 MW trash incineration facility in Orrington, Maine, will be sold in a foreclosure auction in mid-July. (WMTW)

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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.