COAL ASH: Residents of Puerto Rico feel impatient for meaningful action to clean up toxic and radioactive coal ash spread across the island after a Virginia-based power company sold it as a cheap material for road construction. (Energy News Network/Rural News Network)



SOLAR: At least 22 states have passed legislation encouraging independent community solar projects, which often fill up quickly with subscribers but are poised for major growth. (Washington Post)

EMISSIONS: In Maryland, a new report from several nonprofits finds fossil fuel-fired appliances in homes and businesses may have a bigger negative impact on air quality than all of the state’s power plants. (Maryland Matters)


  • A Vermont utility asks state regulators to let it provide ratepayers with at-home batteries and to underground power lines to eliminate outages as it aims to improve grid reliability. (New York Times)
  • After signups slowed for Xcel Energy demand response programs, some advocates say Minnesota should allow more use of third-party aggregators to boost participation in peak shaving and load shifting programs. (Energy News Network)
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a bill aimed at expediting interconnection to the grid, with a goal of helping customers electrify vehicles and buildings. (Utility Dive)

TRANSITION: A New Mexico county’s officials say proactive economic diversification and state energy transition funds have helped the community weather last year’s San Juan coal plant and mine closure better than expected. (Farmington Daily Times, subscription)

HYDROGEN: Florida Power & Light begins operations at a “green hydrogen” plant even as opponents warn that scaling up the approach will be wasteful and ineffective. (Canary Media)

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Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Energy News Network team, where she oversees the early-morning production of ENN’s five email digest newsletters as well as distribution of ENN’s original journalism with other media outlets. From documenting chronic illness’ effect on college students to following the inner workings of Congress, Kathryn has built a broad experience in her more than five years working at major publications including The Week Magazine. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism and information management and technology from Syracuse University.