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CLEAN ENERGY: Rhode Island becomes the first state in the nation to set a 100% renewable electricity goal, targeting that milestone by 2032. (Providence Business News)

ALSO: New Jersey scores highly on a clean energy nonprofit’s scorecard evaluating its climate action and clean energy policies and goals. (NJ Spotlight)

AFFORDABILITY:
In Rhode Island, an internal investigation at National Grid finds that employees intentionally delayed filing efficiency program invoices in order to overcharge ratepayers $2.2 million. (WPRI)
Massachusetts’ attorney general warns residents in the eastern part of the state could see their energy rates rise up to 30% this summer compared to last. (MassLive)
Pennsylvania’s consumer advocate investigates higher-than-usual weather-adjustment charges on some Philadelphia Gas Works customers’ recent bills and how climate change impacts might be shifting too much cost onto ratepayers. (WHYY)

SOLAR:
Delaware kicks off a two-year pilot program to provide free solar panels to low-income households and heavily discounted panels to moderate-income homes. (news release)
A developer postpones a public meeting over its planned 180 MW solar farm in northern New York. (NNY360)

OFFSHORE WIND: A panel of offshore wind industrialists, New Jersey public officials and environmentalists discusses balancing the sector’s needs with those of the communities they are building near. (NJ Spotlight)

GEOTHERMAL: Massachusetts communities are increasingly considering geothermal energy, but the costs of drilling for systems and retrofitting homes stand in the way. (WBUR)

FOSSIL FUELS:
Gas and oil drillers spreading wastewater along rural dirt roads is bad for both public and environmental health, according to a study commissioned by Pennsylvania environmental protection officials. (Bay Journal)
As Vermont races to construct more housing, clean energy advocates say too many new builds have gas-fired heating. (Seven Days)

TRANSIT:
A bill awaiting New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s signature would provide $814 million for major renovations of seven NJ Transit stations. (NorthJersey.com)
Federal officials grant $450,000 to a Maine nonprofit to help it identify ways to decrease transportation emissions and provide better transit access in two largely rural counties. (Mainebiz)
New York City transit officials say they have answered all outstanding questions from federal regulators and that the city’s congestion pricing plan is back on track. (Gothamist)
Neighbors of the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport in Connecticut argue against a proposed expansion because of jet fumes and other concerns. (New Haven Register)

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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.