TRANSPORTATION: All new cars sold in Massachusetts must be powered by electricity or hydrogen by 2035, a state policy triggered by a California law enacting the same measure. (NBC Boston)

ALSO:
In Newark, New Jersey, some residents track the number of trucks coming through certain intersections to show how much air pollution impacts their communities. (New Jersey Monitor)
Federal officials grant $2 million to a small southern Maine transit system to buy two electric buses. (News Center Maine)

FOSSIL FUELS:
An investigation concludes that poor ventilation caused a methane gas build-up that led to the CSX coal silo explosion in Baltimore’s Curtis Bay in 2021, company officials tell the city’s council. (Baltimore Sun)
In Philadelphia, officials say a Delaware River oil spill happened when a city contractor was replacing and extending an old wooden pipe. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Pennsylvania regulators authorize Philadelphia Gas Works to more quickly upgrade its old, leaky gas distribution system and add a related utility bill surcharge. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

OFFSHORE WIND:
As offshore wind projects develop off the New York coast, a Staten Island newspaper explains how the power is generated and the supply chain needed to build such facilities. (SI Live)

GRID:
A New York town considers a 60 MW battery energy storage facility next to a Long Island Power Authority substation in an industrial zone, the second such project proposed for the area in recent weeks. (Riverhead Local)
Dozens of transmission proposals are being considered by New Jersey regulators to connect massive amounts of expected offshore wind power to the state’s population centers. (NJ Spotlight)
Maine’s Isle au Haut Electric Power Co. receives over $300,000 in state funds to replace a decades-old underwater power cable with one that is both higher capacity and transmits fiber optic broadband. (Mainebiz)

EFFICIENCY: A western Maine town hosts state, municipal and nonprofit officials who want to see how the “model town” has implemented clean energy and efficiency projects that punch above its weight. (Advertiser Democrat)

AFFORDABILITY: Connecticut regulators say a utility shut-off moratorium initially instituted at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic will end in May. (CT Post)

UTILITIES: PSEG scores relatively low in a J.D. Power survey over its customers’ understanding and approval of green energy initiatives. (Newsday)

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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.