WIND: Delaware may not see the same economic boost from offshore wind as other Northeast states because it didn’t secure power purchase agreements for regional projects under development, some experts say. (Delaware Business Times)

FINANCE: A bill advanced by a New Jersey Senate committee would require the state to divest its $92.9 billion pension fund from fossil fuel-related investments. (NorthJersey.com)

OIL & GAS: Pennsylvania missed out on likely millions of dollars from recent regional carbon allowance auctions due to ongoing legal action against the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

SOLAR: The groundbreaking of a northern New York solar panel manufacturing center is further delayed while the developer awaits a federal loan decision. (NNY360)

PIPELINES: Massachusetts utility regulators fine National Grid $1.6 million for gas pipeline safety violations at bridge crossings, some of which had been deteriorating for over a decade. (Eagle Tribune)

GRID:
• Con Edison, with its roughly 1.1 million gas distribution customers, becomes the first large utility to join a pro-electrification coalition. (S&P Global)
• New York’s grid operator says the state needs 20 GW of new renewable power sources by 2030 and a further 75 GW of zero-carbon resources by 2040 — along with major transmission investments — to meet its own clean energy targets. (PV Magazine)
• On Long Island, residents gather thousands of signatures against a proposed transmission line installation that some say would be cheaper for the utility but potentially harm the environment. (East Hampton Star)

CLIMATE: New York officials grant roughly $135,000 in climate resiliency funds to help grow at least 1,500 acres of cover crops to pull in carbon and reduce erosion in the Tonawanda Creek Watershed. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

PUBLIC TRANSIT:
• Massachusetts legislators consider stripping the state public utilities department of its oversight of Boston’s transit system, but that agency’s officials say doing so won’t resolve a related safety personnel problem. (Boston Globe, GBH)
• New York City’s transit agency may see a budget gap of $4.6 billion over the next four years unless new revenue or funding sources are identified. (Gothamist)

NUCLEAR: Wastewater at the Pilgrim nuclear station will soon be sampled, by the facility’s decommissioning company and third-party testers amid talk of discharging the water into a Massachusetts waterway. (Cape Cod Times)

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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.