OFFSHORE WIND: New Jersey says it has no plans to give back $300 million to Ørsted without a fight after the developer canceled two offshore wind farms under development for which those funds were escrowed. (NJ Advance Media)




  • A bevy of policy requirements and financial considerations makes it difficult for solar farm developers in Massachusetts to cultivate a pollinator garden under their panels and receive state certification. (WBUR)
  • Over 200 residents attend a contentious public hearing on a solar developer’s second attempt to site a project in Johnston, Rhode Island, as experts debate the project’s potential impact on property values. (Boston Globe)



  • A New York judge dismisses a lawsuit brought by two New York City condo associations trying to overturn a state building emissions law that will require them to upgrade their equipment. (The City)
  • Massachusetts lawmakers tell utilities operating a state appliance efficiency program to better serve customers after widespread complaints of payment disruption and poor communication. (WCVB)


GRID: Proposed interconnection rules by New York’s grid operator give pause to stakeholders who say the new policies to shorten the decision-making time frame would be hard for developers to follow. (RTO Insider, subscription)

GEOTHERMAL: A New York state senator touts new regulations he championed allowing geothermal boreholes deeper than 500 feet, a policy that will benefit a mixed-use development in his district. (RTO Insider, subscription; Patch)

UTILITIES: Maine voters will decide tomorrow whether to end the operation of the state’s investor-owned electric utilities and instead form a statewide public power authority. (Washington Post)

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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.