OFFSHORE WIND: New York issues its third offshore wind power solicitation, with officials looking to add at least another 2 GW of capacity to help reach its goal of 9 GW by 2035. (S&P Global)

Two months after a house explosion in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, residents say they still don’t have concrete answers from state utility regulators as to the cause, which many reportedly believe was caused by gas. (Morning Call, subscription)
As Vermont Gas touts its biogas deliveries as a more climate-friendly heating option than heating oil, critics accuse the utility of greenwashing. (Seven Days)

PIPELINES: In Massachusetts, the Springfield City Council votes to pass a resolution against Eversource’s proposed back-up gas pipeline that would run through and provide fuel to their city. (WAMC)

Residents of a western New York town that has pushed back on new solar development attend an open house to learn more about plans for a 350 MW array. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)
An 8 MW solar array planned in Cranston, Rhode Island, may need to redo its entire permitting process after a judge determined there were procedural issues around the public comment period. (Providence Journal)
New Jersey will be part of a new federal pilot program meant to encourage community solar subscriptions among low-income residents. (NJ Spotlight)
In Maine, a municipal solar farm opts to use goats to eat the vegetation under the panels instead of a mechanical solution to prevent damage to the panels and save money. (News Center Maine)

FINANCE: A Massachusetts bill would make the state the first in the nation to allow taxpayers to directly pay into a United Nations fund for climate-vulnerable countries when filing their return. (Yale Environment 360)

INCINERATION: A Maine trash incineration plant that has been closed for over two years will reopen after the municipalities that rely on it raised funds from a New York investment firm. (Bangor Daily News)

UTILITIES: A new PSEG Long Island customer outage system has failed during over a third of tests conducted since its installation, according to the Long Island Power Authority. (Newsday, WSHU)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Connecticut zoning commission tells Tesla it can build a sales and service shop in their town but not at the manufacturer’s preferred location. (Hartford Courant)

NUCLEAR: A New York county’s environmental management council announces that it supports nuclear power, responding to a Republican legislator’s request for the entity to detail its position. (NNY360)

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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.