OFFSHORE WIND: Roughly 90 former offshore wind workers now have government jobs regulating their former industry, putting fishing industry interests at a disadvantage and potentially endangering marine habitats, according to a news outlet’s investigation. (ProPublica/New Bedford Light)

ALSO: Federal defense officials say offshore wind acreage off the coasts of Delaware and Maryland will be “highly problematic” for military operations. (Bloomberg)

GRID: New York ISO reports having enough baseline transmission capacity across the state through 2028, but finds there isn’t enough generation and transmission to meet New York City’s projected demand. (Utility Dive, Politico)

UTILITIES:
• Funded by Central Maine Power, a political committee has poured $2.4 million into digital advertising efforts in the first three months of the year against the proposed takeover of the state’s investor-owned utilities, overshadowing proponents’ total coffers to date. (Bangor Daily News)
• Maryland utility regulators approve a settlement that will result in a retail gas and power supplier paying a $40,000 civil penalty and refunding over $62,000 to customers for overcharges. (Daily Record)

CLIMATE: A nonprofit research group’s new study finds Pennsylvania has the resources to lead the nation’s steel industry decarbonization if its steel makers use clean hydrogen to make “green steel.” (Inside Climate News)

OIL & GAS:
• Philadelphians living near what used to be the East Coast’s largest oil refinery demand sustainability commitments as developers look to turn the site into a warehousing-logistics hub and life sciences campus. (WHYY)
• Rekindling previous efforts, a Pennsylvania lawmaker files a bill to establish 2,500-foot setbacks between new potential gas drilling sites and residential buildings. (Capital & Main)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Numerous New Yorkers, including city fire officials, testify in support of two bills aiming to make electric micromobility devices more safe. (Gothamist)
• A Massachusetts public school district plans to connect its electric school buses to bidirectional chargers this summer, turning them into battery storage devices. (WBUR)

SOLAR:
• Dover, Delaware, rejects a request from a solar developer to have its property incorporated into city limits so it can construct a larger solar project than county regulations allow. (DPM)
• A New York zoning board expresses agitation that solar developers continue to ignore their local ordinances when proposing projects, expecting variances to be granted. (Observer Today)
• Voters in Blue Hill, Maine, approve two measures that block solar projects larger than three acres and retroactively block a planned project larger than that. (Weekly Packet)

FOOD WASTE:
• A University of Maryland student researcher finds a method of processing fermented food waste through a biodigester to increase the amount of biogas produced. (The Diamondback)
• New York City plans to begin tracking the carbon footprint of the city’s food waste this summer. (Gothamist)

HYDROPOWER: A new hydroelectric dam capable of annually generating 2,034 mWh is slated to come online this summer along the Blackstone River in Cumberland, Rhode Island. (Providence Journal)

BUILDINGS: Federal energy officials give two energy efficiency awards to a Vermont affordable housing nonprofit for energy equity practices and building envelope performance. (news release)

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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.