OFFSHORE WIND: “We have nothing to fall back on”: Officials in Paulsboro, New Jersey, are concerned rising offshore wind development costs could lead to canceled projects, which in turn could hurt the community’s big shot at economic redevelopment. (

• Federal ocean energy officials wrap up and publish their final environmental review of the Empire Wind farm under development off the coast of New York, identifying potential impacts to the fishing industry. (news release; RTO Insider, subscription)
• East Coast offshore wind projects are ramping up development, but stakeholders disagree as to whether there’s enough reputable science yet to identify environmental harms. (Associated Press)

• Delaware officials issue permits to the developer of a facility that will turn poultry waste into biogas via anaerobic digestion, despite environmental justice and factory farming concerns. (Delaware News Journal)
• A Pennsylvania gas utility agrees to offtake renewable natural gas from Air Liquide’s planned Indiana County biomethane facility, which will pay nearly two dozen farmers to use their cow manure as a feedstock. (news release)

TECH: Several big-ticket funding rounds show that Boston’s climate tech companies still enjoy strong local support from the venture capital financing market. (Boston Globe)

REGULATION: New Jersey’s governor appoints a clean energy advocate, Christine Guhl-Sadovy, to the state’s top energy role after the unexpected death of Joseph Fiordaliso. (NJBiz)

HEAT: Workforce advocates say New York City needs to revamp its worker protection policies to minimize heat-related injuries or stress, such as by requiring water access and shade. (City Limits)

• A Maine news outlet examines voter distribution to predict the politics of the elected board that would oversee the proposed statewide power utility. (Bangor Daily News)
• A Baltimore advocate helps the city’s low-income ratepayers overcome predatory contracts with retail energy companies. (Inside Climate News)

• Federal agriculture officials disperse millions in loans and grants to rural or agriculture-focused businesses in Maine and New York for renewable energy or energy efficiency projects. (Mainebiz, NNY360)
• An architect develops what he calls a climate- and hurricane-proof home in central Pennsylvania, an off-grid property with natural heating and cooling that adapts lessons from New Mexico’s high desert. (Philadelphia Inquirer) 

SOLAR: Two developers team up to recycle hundreds of solar panels from two Maine community solar farms. (news release)

OIL & GAS: A Maine cement company closes its doors, citing the failed attempt to extend a gas line to their area as the reason their fuel and transportation costs are too high to operate. (Bangor Daily News)

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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.