TRANSPORTATION: Connecticut’s newly passed clean air law expands funding for an electric vehicle rebate program and allows for vouchers that can reduce the initial purchase price of an EV. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• The CEO of electric vehicle-sharing company Revel discusses the company’s expansion from renting mopeds to Teslas and building up electric vehicle charging sites. (GreenBiz)
• With a Tesla showroom likely on the way, New Hampshire auto dealers and technicians feel more pressure to prepare for electric vehicles. (Concord Monitor)
• A coastal Maine town’s boatyard will be used to build a 34-foot, high-performance electric yacht for a U.K. company. (Press Herald)

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POLITICS: Vermont’s House fails by one vote to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of a bill to establish a clean heat standard. (VT Digger)

HYDROGEN: New York energy officials display hydrogen vehicle prototypes as the state partners with Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey on a bid for federal hydrogen hub funding. (Times Union)

TRANSMISSION:
Maine’s Supreme Court hears initial arguments in two lawsuits over the New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line, with three key questions likely to determine its fate. (Press Herald, Bangor Daily News)
• The reaction to two New York transmission projects may foreshadow similar fights elsewhere over how to move clean energy to where it’s needed. (Grist)
The installation of major transmission lines from Quebec to New York City will briefly disturb Lake Champlain as boats lay lines in its depths. (Adirondack Explorer)

GRID:
• New England is poised to see the highest electricity price hikes of any U.S. region this summer amid rising natural gas prices. (Inside Climate News)
• A former National Grid COO sees big potential in federal regulators’ openness to dynamic line ratings, saying it could allow utilities to build transmission before they have the generation to match it. (S&P Global)

SOLAR:
A developer proposes a 145 MW solar project in a small New York town in the Catskills. (WBNG)
A national solar program recognizes a Maine town for its planning, zoning and permitting in favor of solar development. (Times Record)

OFFSHORE WIND: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and other state officials tout a pandemic recovery bill that includes $750 million for clean energy interests, including workforce training. (Cape Cod Times)

NATURAL GAS: A Staten Island hospital’s forthcoming expansion includes a natural gas energy plant that can power the entire hospital and should be operational this month. (Staten Island Advance)

UTILITIES:
Two former National Grid managers are sentenced to a year in prison and each required to forfeit hundreds of thousands of dollars for their participation in a bribery and kickback scheme. (Times Union)
A northern Vermont village votes against selling its local electric utility, even though rates are likely to rise if they keep it. (WCAX)

COMMENTARY: A New Jersey bill would promote equitable cost sharing of grid upgrades that can pave the way for more solar interconnection, a solar advocate writes. (NJ Spotlight News)

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Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Energy News Network team, where she oversees the early-morning production of ENN’s five email digest newsletters as well as distribution of ENN’s original journalism with other media outlets. From documenting chronic illness’ effect on college students to following the inner workings of Congress, Kathryn has built a broad experience in her more than five years working at major publications including The Week Magazine. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism and information management and technology from Syracuse University.