ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A new poll finds a majority of Massachusetts voters say they’re likely to buy an electric vehicle in the next five years, suggesting the state can accelerate its plans to phase out gas-powered vehicles. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
With more hybrid or electric vehicles on the road, less money is generated through the New Hampshire gas tax — meaning federal infrastructure funds earmarked for the state are sorely needed, according to some local lawmakers. (WMUR)
The Maryland Zoo uses state grants to swap its three diesel-powered shuttles for all-electric models, which are expected to save the institution $30,000 annually. (CBS Baltimore)

TRANSPORTATION:
New York will convene a panel to identify mass transit options to serve LaGuardia Airport, roughly a month after the state paused plans for an elevated train that was criticized for cutting through a Queens neighborhood. (NBC New York)
The Long Island Rail Road has completed its first new train station in half a century, providing local hockey fans with a mass-transit option to visit their home team’s stadium. (CBS New York)

OIL & GAS:
A Providence, Rhode Island, city council committee passes a resolution and ordinance aimed at limiting the expansion of liquefied petroleum gas storage at the port, sending the measures to the city council for consideration. (ecoRI)
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signs into law a measure phasing out the use of a derivative of crude oil for heating any building in the state. (Legislative Gazette)

GRID: Gas-fired power production has increased 30% year-over-year within the New York grid operator’s territory as the state enters its first winter in years without nuclear power from Indian Point Unit 3. (S&P Global)

AFFORDABILITY:
After receiving opening bids for the state’s standard offer electric supply that were nearly 90% higher than last year, Maine’s utility regulator warns customers to expect a huge rate hike. (Maine Public Radio)
Low-income Pennsylvanians may be eligible for up to $1,000 in home heating grants from the state. (Action News 4)

HYDROELECTRIC: Because fish cannot travel upstream past Maryland’s Conowingo Dam, the waters just below the hydroelectric facility have become a perfect wintertime hunting ground for both human fishers and bald eagles. (Washington Post)

CLIMATE:
Some residents of Maryland’s relatively remote Smith Island wonder how long the small seaside populace can continue to live there given that sea level rise estimates show the island slipping into the bay. (CBS Baltimore)
A new study finds that the Chesapeake Bay’s summer water temperatures are heating up nearly twice as fast as global surface ocean waters. (Bay Journal)

SOLAR: Two-thirds of a 6 MW community solar project expected to come online in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., in 2022 will be dedicated for low-to-moderate income residents. (news release)