CLEAN ENERGY: A bill that would’ve removed a renewable energy project limit for New York’s public utility died this week despite state Democrats’ legislative supermajority. (Gizmodo)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Massachusetts state senators call out Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration for not repairing broken electric vehicle chargers along a highway. (Boston Globe)
• Pennsylvania needs to make electric vehicle chargers as common as gas stations to prevent infrastructure scarcity, argues a state representative during a House committee meeting. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)
• A grocery store chain adds two electric vans to its Baltimore-area grocery delivery fleet. (Baltimore Sun)

INCINERATION: Rhode Island state senators approve a bill opening the door to “advanced recycling” plants that burn plastic to create fuel, despite environmentalists warning it will impede environmental justice and climate mitigation efforts. (Boston Globe)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• Rhode Island’s state Senate approves a bill mandating 600 MW of offshore wind power procurement for utilities. (Providence Business News)
• Maine’s public advocate worries the cost of a contract to build an offshore wind energy research array will be too high for customers to bear. (Portland Press Herald)
• An energy analytical firm predicts nearly 10,000 offshore wind sector-related jobs will be needed in New Jersey by 2045. (Asbury Park Press)

CLIMATE:
• New research indicates that the Gulf of Maine’s warmer, saltier waters are leading to a massive loss in phytoplankton, which absorb carbon dioxide and are the dietary basis for many marine life. (news release)
• A climatologist warns that urban Pennsylvanians in particular will see a warmer, wetter summer than usual this year. (Allegheny Front)
• A climate scientist highlights how historic redlining is impacting the climate resiliency of different Baltimore neighborhoods; mostly white areas have a lot more tree canopy and open green spaces compared to non-white communities. (Inside Climate News)

GAS: A Pennsylvania utility works to repair a gas line leak less than a block away from the site of a recent home explosion that officials said was not connected to a gas line. (Reading Eagle)

BUILDINGS: Boston’s council considers funding a $20 million pilot project to likely conduct building-by-building assessments for deep retrofits of the city’s multi-family houses. (WBUR)

TRANSIT:
• Some passenger assistants servicing Boston’s transit stations mull forming a union to combat what they call poor working conditions. (Commonwealth Magazine)
• Amtrak kicks off daily bus service between Philadelphia and two south-central Pennsylvania suburbs. (Philly Voice)

SOLAR: Development wraps up for a fully subscribed 7.1 MW community solar farm in New York. (Renewable Energy World)

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Bridget Reed Morawski

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.