ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A ‘right-to-charge’ bill under consideration in Connecticut would give renters of multi-unit buildings the right to install electric vehicle charging equipment in their designated parking spaces. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
In a bid to increase transportation emissions reductions, Connecticut lawmakers introduce bills to strengthen emissions standards for certain trucks and further incentivize electric vehicle purchases. (Hartford Courant)
Travelers at Baltimore’s international airport will soon be shuttled on one of eight new electric buses, a purchase amounting to $6.86 million. (Daily Record)

SOLAR:
New York solar advocates tell the state utility commission that more considerations for vulnerable communities need to be incorporated in the state distributed solar roadmap. (PV Magazine)
Portland, Maine, partners with a local solar developer to provide city residents with discounts on solar, heat pumps and EV chargers. (Associated Press)
An energy developer submits a rezoning request to construct a community garden and an 80-acre solar array in upstate New York. (Post Star)
A central New Jersey zoning board rejects a request to build a nearly 5 MW array on a parcel of land not zoned for that type of project. (CentralJersey.com)

EQUITY:
New York’s Climate Justice Working Group publishes a draft interactive map highlighting the state’s most environmentally unjust communities. (WHEC)
New York City officials aim to minimize unemployment among Black and Hispanic residents through environmentally friendly or climate mitigating jobs. (The City)

AFFORDABILITY:
As New York’s first utility customer watchdog exits the role, some observers question exactly how much advocacy he actually did. (Gothamist)
Maryland legislators consider eliminating a policy that automatically increases the state’s gas tax to track with inflation. (WBAL)
Massachusetts lawmakers vote down a proposal to pause the state’s gas tax, with some explaining that doing so would threaten the state’s bond rating because those levies are promised to bondholders. (MassLive)
Maine lawmakers introduce numerous bills to try to mitigate gas price spikes, including a plan to hasten application processing for heating assistance. (Portland Press Herald)

OFFSHORE WIND: Fearing a small Maine island could become an offshore wind hub, environmentalists hire a consultancy to examine where facilities might be placed on that island and nearby. (Bangor Daily News)

GAS: A southeastern Pennsylvania university cancels classes after a car crashed into the gas regulator station that helps supply the campus with heat and hot water. (CBS Philadelphia)

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.