ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Cape Cod launches its first plan to slash its greenhouse gas emissions, but reining in transportation emerges as a challenge for the sprawling, car-centric region. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: A federal agency grants the Vermont Agency of Transportation and NJ Transit $1 million and $5.15 million, respectively, to buy electric buses. (VT Digger, NorthJersey.com)

Central Maine Power and PSEG Long Island ranked lowest in a nationwide survey of ratepayers’ opinions of their utilities conducted by a market research company. (Mainebiz)
A rural electric co-op in Vermont is seeking a new general manager to take the helm in late 2021. (news release)
Despite a well-known and increased need for utility bill assistance in Philadelphia, few city ratepayers have applied for PECO’s customer assistance programs. (Philly Voice)
Massachusetts’ utility shut-off moratorium ends July 1. (WWLP-22News)

In upstate New York, poorer communities welcome large-scale solar development while wealthier second-home owners organize against such projects. (Times Union)
A bill awaiting Maine Gov. Janet Mills’ approval may inadvertently raise electric distribution rates as it tries to alter net-energy policies and curb the amount of medium-sized solar arrays trying to interconnect. (Bangor Daily News)

NATURAL GAS: A local zoning board approves the installation of natural gas-powered fuel cells at a hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, which could power 42% of the hospital’s main campus and 88% of a nearby health center. (New Haven Register)

CLIMATE: An affluent Maryland county adjacent to Washington, D.C., plans to reach net-zero emissions a decade earlier than the state. (WTOP)

Baltimore officials say a proposal to build a high-speed maglev train line doesn’t address equity, environmental justice and local community impact concerns. (Washington Post)
New Jersey environmentalists warn that the state is hindering its climate goals by repeatedly diverting clean energy funds to plug NJ Transit funding gaps. (NJ.com)

COMMENTARY: A “core member” of Maine Youth for Climate Justice supports the state bill seeking to take over investor-owned utility assets, arguing that if young people will inherit the grid, they should own it. (Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel)

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.