TRANSPORTATION: New York City transportation officials release a plan to create one of the largest electric vehicle charging networks in the nation, which will require the installation of 46,000 chargers across the city by 2030. (SILive.com)

ALSO:
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s office issues a “model ordinance” that municipalities can copy to help streamline local electric vehicle charging station approvals. (NJ Spotlight)
Electric vehicle advocates in New York want the state to allow consumers to purchase cars directly from manufacturers and circumvent dealerships. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)
A Vermont program aimed at helping low- to middle-income locals afford more-efficient gas-powered vehicles celebrates serving 100 residents. (Rutland Herald)

WIND: Construction begins on the state-funded New Jersey Wind Port intended to support the area’s burgeoning offshore wind industry, and which will be the country’s first such onshore site. (NJ Spotlight)

HYDROELECTRIC: Conservation groups sue the owner of four dams on Maine’s Kennebec River over alleged illegal taking of an endangered species of salmon; the dam owner claims it has been proactive in its protection efforts. (Morning Sentinel)

REGULATION: President Joe Biden intends to nominate Willie Phillips, one of Washington, D.C.’s local utility regulators and a Democrat, to fill an opening on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission following Neil Chatterjee’s departure. (E&E News)

GRID:
The cost of protecting Maryland’s power grid will rise as extreme weather events become more common, likely increasing the chances of outages and weather-related health risks. (Baltimore Sun)
New York regulators authorize the New York Power Authority to begin the second construction phase on an 86-mile, $484 million transmission line upgrade in upstate St. Lawrence County. (NNY360)
A relatively low-powered tornado wound through a Connecticut town on Thursday morning but caused relatively few power outages. (NBC Connecticut)

CLIMATE: A Vermont grocery co-op chain plans to go net-zero by 2030, in part through energy efficiency measures and installing solar panels wherever possible. (Valley News)

SOLAR:
Five solar projects in Vermont will receive $70,000 in grants from a $464 million U.S. Department of Agriculture investment in renewable energy infrastructure. (news release)
All output from a new 2.1 MW solar array at a former auto salvage yard will benefit Vermont Public Power Supply Authority’s municipal utility members. (news release)

OIL & GAS: Pennsylvania developers plan to construct a renewable natural gas project in New York’s Cayuga County, turning a local farm’s dairy waste into feedstock for an anaerobic digester. (news release)

UTILITIES: Residents of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, at risk of having their utilities shut off because of the ongoing pandemic are encouraged to apply for emergency assistance funds from the county. (news release)