TRANSPORTATION: Burlington, Vermont, expands a program that incentivizes apartment building owners to install smart electric vehicle chargers to help renters and other drivers easily access charging infrastructure. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: New York City elected officials push to remove parking space requirements in new residential buildings to minimize car ownership in neighborhoods with abundant public transit access. (Brooklyn Eagle)

FOSSIL FUELS:
Rhode Island’s energy siting board hears testimony from a consultant warning that a fuel terminal’s expansion plans need to be comprehensively vetted due to the potential for explosion. (Providence Business First)
Massachusetts’ attorney general decides the latest attempt by officials in the town of Brookline to phase out fossil fuel use in buildings is in violation of state law, eliciting the ire of Boston-area environmentalists. (E&E News)

EFFICIENCY: A utility works with a southern New Hampshire town to unlock $100,000 in efficiency rebates at a municipal wastewater facility undertaking equipment upgrades. (Portsmouth Herald)

EDUCATION: New Jersey teachers will soon be required to teach climate change in their classrooms, leading an environmental group and an education association to issue a report on best practices. (Asbury Park Press)

AFFORDABILITY:
Massachusetts’ most vulnerable communities struggle to afford both basic necessities and soaring oil and gas bills this heating season. (Boston Globe)
New York utility Consolidated Edison needs to explain why residents are seeing their utility bills skyrocket despite no considerable changes in consumption, New York’s attorney general writes in a letter. (Rockland/Westchester Journal News)

JOBS: Maine labor unions announce the formation of a climate council to help support union workers employed in the state’s climate change mitigation work. (Portland Press Herald)

HYDROELECTRIC:
The owner of a small New York hydroelectric dam busted by a 2019 flood has until late June to tell federal regulators whether it will get the facility up and running again. (Times Union)
Ecological restoration advocates say Massachusetts isn’t doing enough to quickly remove decrepit or environmentally disruptive dams. (WBUR)

COMMENTARY:
Two climate activists say the continued use of methane gas in Boston threatens a livable future for their children. (Commonwealth Magazine)
The environmental justice committee chair of the NAACP’s Maryland chapter emphasizes the need for legislative input on in-state grid upgrades to ensure racial equity and adherence to best climate mitigation practices. (Maryland Matters)

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.