TRANSPORTATION: Boston transit officials want to replace their entire city bus fleet with electric-diesel or battery-electric buses, but funding for the multi-billion-dollar plan is undecided. (CommonWealth Magazine)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
Maine has wrapped up the first phase of an electric vehicle fast-charging network installation project that would support the state’s “ambitious” electric vehicle adoption goal. (Portland Press Herald)
An analysis of state electric car rebates in New York City finds they are mostly going to residents in zip codes with higher median income, echoing studies in other states. (Streetsblog NYC)
The first public charging station in a coastal Maryland county has just been opened, with more expected to come online by the end of May. (news release)

PIPELINES: New Jersey plans to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court later this week that a pipeline developer cannot exercise eminent domain against state lands. (Bloomberg Law)

OFFSHORE WIND:
During a New Hampshire visit to discuss local infrastructure needs, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said scaling up offshore wind energy production in the Gulf of Maine can help power the region without hurting fisheries. (New Hampshire Public Radio)
Some Rhode Island advocates want more public control over the state’s energy production and offshore wind development to limit or eliminate stakeholder-driven costs and conflicts. (ecoRI)

DATA: A recent New York utility regulator order aims to improve customer and system data access for energy services entities in order to more effectively roll out distributed resources. (Utility Dive) 

EMISSIONS: New data show that the Appalachian Basin — including Pennsylvania’s natural gas and coal fields — emits the most methane of any other region nationwide. (Natural Gas Intelligence)

GEOTHERMAL: New York City officials plan to introduce legislation that would allow the city to build and run a geothermal energy demonstration project. (news release)

SOLAR: Two new solar projects totaling 3.8 MW are among the first to receive incentives for preserving pollinator habitat through a Massachusetts program.  (news release)

COMMENTARY: A Philadelphia editorial board argues that Pennsylvania didn’t properly prepare for the downfall of the state’s coal and steel industries but still has time for a managed retreat from fracking. (Philadelphia Inquirer)