EMISSIONS: Climate advocates and health experts urge Maryland officials to adopt new rules to electrify cars and trucks after two new studies highlight the health and environmental benefits of doing so. (Inside Climate News)

• A 144 MW floating wind project now under federal review could spur future wind projects in the Gulf of Maine, where deep waters could necessitate floating turbines. (Reuters)
• New York labor leaders push state lawmakers to approve a wind power project off the Long Island coast that faces opposition from a nearby beach town. (Times Union)
• Delaware lawmakers advance legislation directing the state to analyze the financial and environmental impacts and benefits of offshore wind. (WHYY)

• Rhode Island’s attorney general sues solar company Green Solar LLC and its chief executive over an alleged pattern of deceptive trade practices. (WPRI)
• Rutgers University announces plans to build 16 solar carports across its five campuses, totaling 14.5 MW. (Electrek)

• New York’s grid operator announces a $3.3 billion transmission project to connect future Long Island offshore wind generation with the rest of the state. (Utility Dive)
• Homeowners along a planned transmission line from Quebec to New York City feel “blindsided” after learning developers may seek easements on their land. (Times Union)

• Maine’s legislature joins two other states in passing a bill prohibiting investor-owned utilities from charging customers for lobbying, public relations and other political costs; Gov. Jane Mills is expected to sign the bill. (Energy & Policy Institute)
• A northern New York city that successfully ditched its power utility for a new municipal alternative 50 years ago could serve as a blueprint for public power advocates across the country. (New York Focus)

OIL & GAS: Pennsylvania utility regulators say they collected nearly $279 million in fracking impact fees from shale gas drillers in 2022 that they’ll distribute to affected communities. (PennLive)

• University of Maryland researchers explore using a substance found in crustacean shells as a zinc-ion battery component. (Baltimore Sun)
Two 5 MW battery storage projects in Vermont are among the first nationwide to be funded with tax incentives under the Inflation Reduction Act. (Renewable Energy World)

CLIMATE: Rhode Island devotes $4.5 million to its new climate change planning council, which has gone unfunded since it started in 2014. (Rhode Island Current)

Connecticut’s e-bike voucher program kicks off next week, offering $500 to residents and an extra $1,000 to those in environmental justice communities. (New Haven Independent)
• A new Maine law allows the state to start offering e-bike rebates. (Maine Public)

COMMENTARY: Maine’s immigrants can benefit from the state’s growing offshore wind industry, provided it has strong standards for workforce diversity, a state immigrants’ rights group writes. (Portland Press Herald)

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