OIL & GAS: New York’s governor signals her support for a statewide gas ban in a 2022 policy map released before her State of the State speech. (E&E News)

ALSO:
An environmental group sues Shell for the release of its climate vulnerability assessments of a Rhode Island fuel terminal on the Providence waterfront. (Providence Journal)
A Philadelphia-area energy company will spend $190 million to acquire a 47-mile pipeline in the shale region outside Pittsburgh. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
A new Maryland law requires gas utilities to relocate certain infrastructure outside of multi-family residential units, a policy prompted by a fatal natural gas explosion over five years ago. (Cecil Whig)

WIND:
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announces a 2 GW offshore wind procurement to launch later this year and a $500 million investment in the state’s offshore wind infrastructure and supply chain. (Newsday)
A 15.3 MW wind farm begins commercial operations in Maine’s Lakes and Mountains region. (news release)

EFFICIENCY:
As Vermont aims to weatherize 90,000 homes this decade, lawmakers, advocates and nonprofit leaders propose coordinating training programs and appealing to the existing clean energy workforce to gather enough workers to finish the job. (Energy News Network)
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says in her speech that the state should have at least 1 million electrified homes, as well as up to 1 million “electrification-ready” homes, by 2030 to help reach climate goals. (news release)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul intends to invest $1 billion toward electric vehicle adoption and infrastructure to ensure electric models compose 90% of state vehicle sales by 2030, as well as electrify the state’s light-duty vehicles and school buses by 2035. (WWLP)
The second location of an electric vehicle charging station and convenience store seeking to become a New England-wide chain opens near the airport in Warwick, Rhode Island. (Providence Business News)

TRANSPORTATION:
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul proposes using an existing freight rail line as a new transit line to connect New York City’s Brooklyn and Queens boroughs. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
The head of Vermont’s natural resources agency acknowledges that without the Transportation and Climate Initiative, the state doesn’t have policies in place to cut emissions in half by 2030. (VT Digger)
A new state report examining public investments in western Massachusetts’ transportation infrastructure neglected to analyze the climate impact of the rural region’s car-centric system. (Office of the State Auditor report, Streetsblog)

CLIMATE: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, city leaders discuss their climate-related priorities for 2022, including the possibility of a community renewable power aggregation plan. (Portsmouth Herald)

UTILITY BILLS:
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy instructs his administration to develop a cold weather utility shut-off moratorium that would begin in the 2022-2023 winter season. (Cape May County Herald)
Maryland regulators will host a hearing next week on a Delmarva Power & Light rate hike, which the public can comment on and watch live online. (Cecil Whig)