EMISSIONS: New York City managers pledge to achieve net-zero emissions across the city’s investment portfolios by 2040 and double climate-related investments by 2025. (Bloomberg Green)

HYDROGEN: Construction begins on a long-awaited $290 million green hydrogen fuel production plant and 450 MW electric substation in western New York. (Buffalo News)

WIND:
As Northeast states jockey to establish regional offshore wind hubs, Massachusetts officials work “with a new sense of urgency” to secure economic gains and jobs for declining coastal areas. (Cape Cod Times)
While most conservation groups support a balanced approach to wind development, one birding group is taking a harder line approach in challenging New York’s energy siting laws. (Grist)

SOLAR:
New Jersey regulators look to hasten the solar interconnection process to meet the state’s clean electricity goal, a plan that would likely require grid upgrades. (NJ Spotlight)
New York says power purchase agreements have been negotiated to advance plans for solar arrays on 47 public schools and several water treatment facilities in New York City. (news release)
A developer looks to build a 7 MW solar array on an abandoned landfill near Buffalo, New York. (PV Magazine)

HYDROELECTRIC: A Vermont company seeks damages from engineering firms it alleges damaged their hydroelectric turbine while working on local water lines. (Bennington Banner)

GEOTHERMAL: Pennsylvania should develop geothermal energy projects near abandoned mines, according to a state lawmaker with plans to introduce a related resolution. (Pennsylvania Business Report)

OIL: State officials and the Coast Guard disagree on the source of a small oil spill near New York City’s Coney Island as community members worry about cumulative environmental impacts. (Brownstoner)

GRID:
Advocates on both sides of an upcoming ballot initiative to determine the fate of a Central Maine Power transmission project take the stage to debate their viewpoints. (News Center Maine)
A Vermont news site profiles the local companies that comprise the state’s “surging” battery storage innovation industry. (Seven Days)

EFFICIENCY:
A Vermont weatherization program will receive nearly $8 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds, enabling workers to weatherize another 500 homes. (news release)
A western Pennsylvania school district is set to save millions of dollars following a series of energy efficiency upgrades. (news release)

UTILITIES: A Massachusetts state lawmaker wants to close a legal loophole allowing Eversource to withhold millions of dollars worth of tax payments to dozens of municipalities. (WAMC Northeast Public Radio)

TRANSPORTATION: A Connecticut transit company buys the state’s first full-size electric school bus, but company officials want to eventually convert the entire fleet. (NBC Connecticut)

COMMENTARY: A Rhode Island regulator says “there’s a lot of room for error” in developing policies to encourage electrification. (Utility Dive)