CLEAN ENERGY: Maryland’s governor joins developers to break ground on a new offshore wind construction facility and signs four bills to boost the offshore wind and electric vehicle industries. (Maryland Matters, Delmarva Now) 

ALSO: New Hampshire advocates explain how federal incentives for energy efficient home improvements, electric vehicle charging stations and other clean energy projects can benefit the state and residents. (Union Leader)

• A developer is awarded Long Island’s largest offshore wind contract yet: a $200 million-plus transmission cable that will connect to the Sunrise Wind project. (Newsday)
• The developers of the SouthCoast Wind project off Massachusetts meet with residents to discuss the project and a planned substation. (Fall River Herald News)

HEATING: Vermont’s House advances a bill that would charge companies that import the state’s fossil heating fuels based on their greenhouse gas emissions as the state looks to electrify its heating sector. (Vermont Public)

EMISSIONS: Connecticut’s greenhouse gas emissions hit a historic low in 2020 and increased again in 2021, though they were still well below 1990’s levels after COVID-19 shutdowns ended, a new state report finds. (New Haven Register)

COAL: A coal supplier sues after New Hampshire’s Merrimack plant refused a shipment last year over the coal’s high sulfur content — another issue as the plant faces a potential shutdown. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

UTILITIES: A New Hampshire community power program blames Eversource billing issues for delays in enrolling 42,000 new customers. (Boston Globe)

CLEANTECH: A Yale University-supported startup incubator looks to bring climate tech entrepreneurs to New Haven. (CTPost)

• Maine lawmakers consider expanding the state’s 3-acre open-pit mining limit after the discovery of a massive lithium deposit in Newry. (Maine Monitor)
• New York’s U.S. senators propose a bill to establish federal safety standards for lithium-ion batteries. (CBS News)

• A Vermont dairy farm looks to install a manure digester and a pipeline that would transport captured methane. (VTDigger)
• A Connecticut supermarket partners with a biofuel company to compost food waste and capture emitted methane to use for power. (NBC Connecticut)

SOLAR: A western New York solar project receives town approval. (Niagara Frontier Publications)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Massachusetts legislators decided last year to devote $1 million to e-bike rebates, but the state still hasn’t started an official program to distribute them. (Boston Globe)

EFFICIENCY: A Maryland grant program provides free energy efficiency assessments and upgrades to low- to moderate-income households. (DC News Now)

• The closure of Pennsylvania’s biggest coal plant will be a loss for Indiana County jobs and power generation, an editorial board writes. (Indiana Gazette)
• A Vermont environmental advocate makes a case against the expansion of Burlington’s McNeil biomass plant. (VTDigger)

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