ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Connecticut lawmakers pass electric vehicle adoption and incentivization measures that aim to add thousands of electric buses, cars and trucks to the state’s roads in roughly a decade. (New Haven Register)

ALSO: Dozens of new electric buses will be added to New York City’s public fleets, but some worry the city won’t have enough infrastructure or cash to completely transition away from combustion engines. (LoHud.com)

GAS:
Maine’s state college system plans to divest from all its direct fossil fuel investments by the end of May, with plans for full divestment by 2030. (Maine Public Radio)
In western Pennsylvania, some drillers are hiring independent environmental monitors in hopes of regaining lost trust after years of poor standards. (TribLive)

GRID:
ISO-New England’s minimum offer price rule makes it harder for subsidized renewables to compete in regional capacity markets, but the grid operator now wants to push back plans to end it until 2025. (Energy News Network)
Electric utility Versant plans to install over 100,000 smart electric meters in homes and certain businesses in Maine. (Associated Press)

CLIMATE:
After failing to embrace the Transportation and Climate Initiative last year, Connecticut lawmakers successfully passed a number of climate- and clean energy-related policies in this most recent legislative session. (CT Mirror)
New Yorkers attend numerous public comment hearings addressing the details of a draft climate scoping plan, with strong opinions arising both for and against it. (NNY360)
East Coast fishing rules and protocols aren’t edited quickly enough to keep up with the pace of climate change and its impact on fish populations, experts say. (Bangor Daily News)
This summer, professional and citizen scientists will work to identify the hottest urban heat islands in Montgomery County, Maryland and provide solutions. (Maryland Matters)

EFFICIENCY: A Massachusetts police officer and his brother are indicted on wire fraud charges related to accusations they bribed an individual associated with the state efficiency program for millions in contracts. (WHDH)

SOLAR: A Maryland golf course considers switching to all-electric carts, but discovers its carbon footprint would actually rise unless the facility installed a solar array since its electricity comes from fossil fuels. (Frederick News Post)

TRANSPORTATION:
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu advocates for a high-speed railway between her city and western Massachusetts during a political meeting. (Mass Live)
In Connecticut, the governor’s recent decision to suspend the state’s public bus fares is easing the financial burden for some riders, but it’s unclear whether the moratorium is behind a bump in ridership. (New Haven Register)
Maine transportation officials promote a carpooling and ridesharing reward program to reduce transit-related emissions. (Lewiston Sun Journal)

OFFSHORE WIND: A New Jersey community college aims to complete construction of a wind industry jobs training center by the fall. (Vineland Daily Journal)

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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.