OFFSHORE WIND: SouthCoast Wind farm developers want to cancel their power purchase agreement with Massachusetts and rebid in the next solicitation after hinting for months that economic concerns made it hard to secure financing. (CommonWealth Magazine, Cape Cod Times)

ALSO: Eyeing the thousands of offshore wind sector jobs already set to come to New York and New Jersey in the next decade, more than 120 elected New Jersey officials say they want to see even more growth. (WAER)


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CLEAN ENERGY:
• New Jersey lawmakers hold off on considering what would be the country’s most aggressive state-level clean energy goal — 100% zero-carbon energy by 2035 — until after this year’s elections. (Politico)
• New York lawmakers aim to pass the NY Heat Act to cap utility bills for low-to-middle-income families, increase gas utility oversight and “align utility regulations with the sweeping goals” of recent emissions reduction policies. (Spectrum News 1)

OIL & GAS: A new study finds that 48 abandoned oil and gas wells in western Pennsylvania are leaking volatile air pollutants that threaten nearby residents’ health. (Inside Climate News)

SOLAR: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey wants to develop seven distributed resource projects, which could include electric vehicle charging, solar canopies or floating solar projects, to support LaGuardia Airport. (PV Magazine)

EQUITY: A Washington, D.C., pilot program will deploy mobile air quality monitors to four environmentally overburdened neighborhoods to paint a block-by-block picture of poor air quality. (DCist)

AFFORDABILITY:
• Connecticut’s legislature approves a bill making investor-owned utilities charge their shareholders, not customers, for costs related to the ratemaking process, including appeals. (CT Mirror)
• Pennsylvania is using its federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds to provide free air conditioners to thousands of residents. (WHYY)

BUILDINGS: A Green Mountain Power executive discusses a new all-electric neighborhood in South Burlington, Vermont, and what it means for future developments. (NBC 5)

TRANSIT:
• Boston workers living along the North Shore will soon be able to take a passenger ferry between the areas, skipping a traffic-packed highway commute. (WBUR)
• Washington, D.C.’s bike share program saw record-breaking ridership in May, with officials pointing to factors including more protected bike lanes, new e-bikes and favorable weather for the rebound. (DCist)

CLIMATE:
• A Dartmouth College study finds extreme precipitation events in the Northeast will increase by 52% by the end of the century. (NHPR)
• While New Hampshire’s estuaries are becoming healthier by some metrics, climate change impacts continue to imperil the ecosystem. (NHPR)
• Maine’s wild blueberry harvest stumbled last year due to drought in the midcoast region. (NBC 10)

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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.