ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New electric vehicle rebates are expected to become available in Massachusetts in early summer, some nine months after lawmakers passed a bill calling for the incentives’ immediate implementation. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: In a $25.7 million deal, New Jersey will install 240 new electric vehicle chargers at rest stops along two state turnpike routes. (NJ Advance Media)

• Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council decides to hold off for two more weeks before making a key decision on the Revolution Wind project. (Providence Journal, subscription)
• Federal ocean energy officials take a first step toward bringing offshore wind projects to the Gulf of Maine with a new call for information to understand commercial interest and public sentiment. (Offshore Wind BIZ)
• Park City Wind sues the conservation commission of Edgartown, Massachusetts, over its decision to block the company’s plan to install offshore wind cables in municipal waters. (Vineyard Gazette)

• Federal regulators deny a permit extension to the company developing a 200-mile-long liquefied natural gas pipeline from northeast Pennsylvania to southern New Jersey. (WHYY)
• New York officials say the city’s air has gotten a lot cleaner in the past decade partly because of reduced heating oil usage, but the city still has room for progress. (Gothamist)
• Pennsylvania natural gas production declined by two percentage points in 2022 in part due to regional pipeline constraints. (Williamsport Sun-Gazette)

• A Massachusetts lawmaker refiles a bill to require that new and renovated roofs on residential and commercial buildings are able to support solar panel installation. (Spectrum News 1)
• The water utility of Acton, Massachusetts, plans to install a 1.5 MW solar array and a 2 MWh battery storage system. (news release)

• A developer wants to pay up to $450,000 to Rutland, Massachusetts, to secure an easement under the Black River, where it will lay a power line to support a 125 MW solar farm. (NNY360)
• Rhode Island Energy says intermittent power outages near East Bay are caused by nesting ospreys, which the state is now working to relocate. (WPRI)

CLIMATE: Federal officials grant $5.1 million to Maine for climate change, ecosystem protection, marine debris and aquaculture projects. (Mainebiz)

• Two Connecticut lawmakers want state regulators to extend a utility shutoff moratorium through October 2023 to help residents in need keep receiving financial support until the annual winter shut-off program begins. (WSHU)
• State utility regulators say Connecticut Natural Gas overcharged customers by $8 million, but a planned bill credit will only cover half that amount while utility shareholders are slated to keep the other half. (CT Insider)

COMMENTARY: National Grid New England’s president writes about how he “sees promise” in the future of geothermal heating and cooling in the utility’s service territory. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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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.