CLIMATE: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signs three new bills into law that she says will accelerate the state’s progress toward its climate goals, including expanding community heating and cooling networks and more stringent efficiency policies. (SI Live, Gothamist)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
A new National Grid pilot program for Massachusetts customers could cut the cost of summertime electric vehicle charging by more than 17%, but advocates say the utility should provide a larger discount. (Energy News Network)
Several municipalities in Philadelphia’s suburbs are making the switch to electric vehicles for some of their fleet and installing charging infrastructure. (WHYY)

GAS:
The council of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County votes to block future fracking activities in its county parks, but the county executive says he will veto the ordinance despite his support of renewable power. (WTAE)
Some Connecticut dairy farmers, seeing less demand for their products and more competition, predict they may need to rely on selling gas from anaerobic methane digesters to make ends meet. (New Haven Register)

GRID:
In a new report, ISO New England says it’s readying itself for a significant transition to renewable energy and electrification, noting that roughly two-thirds of its interconnection queue consists of wind projects. (S&P Global)
Maine utility regulators authorize Central Maine Power to opt for “non-wire alternatives” to transmission build-outs, like battery storage and efficiency measures, to meet future peak demand. (Maine Public Radio)

UTILITIES:
New Hampshire utility regulators postpone a key vote on rules for community power program governance. (New Hampshire Public Radio)
A nonprofit’s new report finds that Massachusetts municipalities are increasingly turning to community choice aggregation programs to lower residential utility bills and accelerate clean power progress. (Boston Globe)

AFFORDABILITY: Vermont utility Green Mountain Power, which serves much of the state, isn’t increasing rates like most of its regional counterparts because its carbon-free power supply shields it from gas price spikes. (Bennington Banner)

SOLAR: A solar installation program in Washington, D.C., installs its first solar shingles, which the city says will help slash energy bills for low-income customers in half. (NextCity)

EFFICIENCY: In New York, a Hudson Valley school district makes progress on a $3.9 million efficiency project that should save roughly $188,000 every year. (HudsonValley1)

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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.