CLEAN ENERGY: New Jersey will accelerate its 100% clean energy goal from 2050 to 2035 and restrict new car sales to all-electric models only by 2035, among other new clean energy goals. (NBC New York)

• Maine’s governor will file legislation to set the state on a path to 100% renewable energy by 2040, a decade earlier than was targeted in a bill four years ago. (Portland Press Herald)
• Some energy experts are skeptical that a plan pushed by New York’s governor to get the New York Power Authority to build more clean energy projects can work in the face of labor pushback. (American Prospect)
• A new report shows New Jersey has diverted $533 million from its clean energy fund to pay for unrelated projects and programs. (The Press of Atlantic City)

• Increased flooding is destroying the nesting habitat of the saltmarsh sparrow in the Northeast, among other factors. (NJ Spotlight)
• The Gulf of Maine saw its second-hottest year on record in 2022. (Portland Press Herald)
• In Massachusetts, the New England Aquarium begins a concerted state-level lobbying effort to push climate resiliency legislation. (Boston Globe)
• A new documentary illustrates how climate change poses existential threats to Connecticut’s coastal communities. (Connecticut Public Radio)

• New Jersey has the second-greatest amount of solar installed at K-12 school buildings in the country, a clean energy nonprofit reports. (NJ Advance Media, subscription)
• A New Jersey utility says it has connected the continent’s largest landfill solar project to the grid, a 19.8 MW facility in Mount Olive. (news release)

TRANSPORTATION: Maryland’s new administration pauses the implementation of regulations pushed through by the former administration to loosen vehicle emissions inspection requirements. (Maryland Matters)

UTILITIES: Baltimore’s spending board authorizes a controversial conduit management deal with the local utility despite attempts by some officials to cancel the vote. (Baltimore Banner)

COMMENTARY: Legislation before the New York City Council would require a transition to a 100% zero-emission municipal vehicle fleet by mid-2035. (Union of Concerned Scientists)

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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.