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GRID: ISO New England says power demand hit its lowest-ever recorded level during the April 9 Easter holiday, a day that traditionally sees the lowest usage of the year because of celebrations, mild weather and increased behind-the-meter solar generation. (RTO Insider, subscription; news release)

HYDROGEN: New Hampshire’s governor provides unclear answers as to why his administration didn’t join many other Northeast states in a $3.62 billion regional clean hydrogen hub proposal. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

FINANCE: The committee behind two of New York City’s biggest pension funds approves divestment from certain upstream natural gas, oil and coal companies by 2025 as part of a larger plan to have a net-zero portfolio by 2040. (Natural Gas Intelligence)

CLEAN ENERGY: Although Vermont aims for more clean energy, tensions flare in some Vermont towns where large clean energy projects are planned, begging the question of how the state should get its clean power. (Seven Days)

• Boston’s transit agency wants to spend $9.2 billion over the next five years on its system, mostly on safety and reliability projects, but some say the agency needs to also earmark more for system expansion. (Boston Globe)
• The transit agency of Washington, D.C., publishes a reimagined bus route map it says will simplify the system, deliver 12-minute frequencies to many routes, and connect different rail lines. (DCist)

• The sponsor of a Maryland bill aimed at expanding a critical energy savings program says the legislation failed to pass because of pressure from utilities. (Maryland Matters)
• A New York town council discusses concerns with starting a community choice aggregation program ahead of a planned public meeting on the subject. (NNY360)

BIOMASS: The ReEnergy Livermore Falls biomass plant in Maine has delivered 18% more economic benefits within the state than were outlined in the initial power purchase agreement. (Daily Bulldog)

• A Maine select board rejects a state grant to install electric vehicle charging equipment, in part because the planned location is used to hold plowed snow. (Livermore Falls Advertiser)
• Maine’s quasi-state efficiency agency installs electric vehicle fast charger stations in two central municipalities as it aims to expand the state’s fast charging network further north. (News Center Maine)

OIL & GAS: Norwich Public Utilities in Connecticut is set to receive a $10 million grant stemming from the federal infrastructure law to replace a 100-year-old, leaky gas line in the city. (The Day)

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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.