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OFFSHORE WIND: A solar developer suing in federal court to overturn approvals for Vineyard Wind, the country’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm, amends his complaint to include the authorization of the South Fork Wind farm. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: US Wind gives $11 million to a state college environmental program for three studies examining how wind projects impact Maryland’s marine mammals and fish over different time periods. (Renews.biz)

GRID: Maine’s state supreme court will begin hearing oral arguments in May in Avangrid’s lawsuit over the voter referendum blocking its controversial transmission line in May. (Spectrum News)

SOLAR:
The company trying to build what would’ve been one of New Hampshire’s largest solar farms stops development, in part over interconnection costs. (New Hampshire Public Radio)
Residents near Rutland, Vermont, worry about the aesthetics of a proposed 2.2 MW solar array, as well as how it will be taxed and impact available farmland and wildlife. (Rutland Herald)
A Maine town will vote this weekend on whether to instate a solar ordinance that would limit utility-scale projects to 10 acres in size. (Sun Journal)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
Widely adopting electric vehicles would curb pollution, preventing thousands of deaths in New York and Connecticut and generating billions of dollars in public health benefits in those states, according to a new study by a national health nonprofit. (WSHU)
Massachusetts cities and community organizations are using state funds to provide access to or education on electric bicycles and vehicles to low-income residents. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

CLIMATE: With a slate of public hearings set to begin this month, New York’s Climate Action Council needs to navigate between public opinion and practical policies to achieve the state’s carbon-neutrality goal by 2050. (Rockland/Westchester Journal News)

GAS:
Some analysts say Pennsylvania Republicans aren’t likely to achieve their goal of increasing the state’s gas production, in part because the state lacks pipelines to haul away the gas. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)
Massachusetts climate advocates say they’re being excluded from crucial decarbonization discussions and processes while gas companies are allowed to have an official say in the future of their product. (Boston Globe)

CLEAN ENERGY: A hydroelectric company will have solar and battery storage systems installed at its Massachusetts and Connecticut hydroelectric facilities, but an estimated total megawattage isn’t public. (news release)

UTILITIES: A Vermont town wants to sell its electric department to the Vermont Electric Cooperative, citing an array of management concerns. (WCAX)

AFFORDABILITY:
Central Hudson Gas & Electric says residential gas prices will rise in April but how much that will affect customers is murky considering that month’s inconsistent weather pattern. (Daily Freeman)
Today, Pennsylvania’s pandemic-related utility shutoff moratorium ends while Connecticut’s gas tax holiday begins. (TribLive, WFSB)
New Jersey’s consumer affairs agency says it received more complaints over potential gas station price gouging in the past month than in the past two years combined. (Fox29)

COMMENTARY: A Boston newspaper columnist highlights one family’s four-plus-month wait to have their rooftop solar array approved by Eversource for interconnection. (Boston Globe)

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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.