ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Maryland’s governor announces the state will aim to phase out new gas vehicles by 2035, even though Maryland is nowhere near reaching its 2025 electric vehicle adoption goal. (Herald-Mail)

• New Jersey environmentalists want a gas vehicle phase-out by 2035 and to set such a goal this year to provide car manufacturers with time to comply. (NJ Spotlight)
• A Maine lawmaker sponsors a bill to start an electric bus-to-grid pilot they hope will help reduce operational costs. (WGME)

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UTILITIES: New England and parts of the mid-Atlantic hunker down for a nor’easter that has already caused almost 143,000 outages as of this morning and is expected to disrupt power for hundreds of thousands of customers. (Kennebec Journal, PowerOutage.US, NPR)

• Ørsted and Eversource pitch an 884 MW offshore wind farm they say would bring over $2 billion in direct economic benefits to Rhode Island — the only bid Rhode Island received in its latest solicitation. (news release, E&E News)
• Every offshore wind developer and equipment supplier in Massachusetts tells the state to include a price adjustment clause in future contracts to help them contend with inflation and interest rate hikes. (CommonWealth Magazine)

GRID: A new report shows NJ Transit can develop a hybrid renewable energy microgrid instead of a fossil fuel-fired facility to support emergency power needs, New Jersey environmental justice activists say. (NorthJersey.com)

CLEAN ENERGY: New York signs memorandums of understanding with officials in Tompkins and Orange counties for two new make-ready renewable energy development sites on former landfills. (news release)

AFFORDABILITY: PSEG Long Island says it won’t yet shut off power to dozens of members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation who are behind on bills, as some work to enter amnesty programs and officials determine how much tax the utility has unduly charged the Nation. (Newsday)

CLIMATE: A Portland company helps Microsoft chip away at its “carbon-negative” goal via an ocean-based carbon removal process that sends kelp-seeded buoys to sink to the ocean floor. (Mainebiz)

TRANSIT: Rhode Island and Massachusetts transit officials want to study the possibility of adding speedier electric trains to service a Boston-Providence line that earlier reports found could cut the journey to 45 minutes. (Providence Journal)

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• A New Jersey-based microgrid development company closes on a $225 million finance debt facility to fund projects in mostly mid-Atlantic states. (news release)
• A New York City company closes a $2.2 million pre-seed investment round to develop urban networks of Level 2 electric vehicle curbside chargers. (news release)

REGULATION: A New Hampshire legislative committee decides to hold off until the fall on transferring the state energy siting committee’s powers to the utility commission. (In-Depth NH)

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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.