CLEAN ENERGY: New legislation in New Jersey would require the state to draw power from only emissions-free energy resources by 2035. (NJ Spotlight)

• Observers criticize New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ proposed budget for cuts to several departments that would make hitting climate goals more difficult, such as the buildings department. (Gothamist)
• A New Hampshire primary school teaches students about food waste and its implications for methane emissions. (Concord Monitor)

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OFFSHORE WIND: Ørsted works toward an investment decision on three East Coast offshore wind developments as supply chain bottlenecks threaten the financial viability of the industry’s planned projects. (E&E News, subscription)

• Massachusetts and New York were among the states with the largest number of new, full-size zero-emission buses in or on the way to their transit agencies’ inventories last year. (Utility Dive)
• A second e-bike rebate program bill is introduced in Washington, D.C., which would provide larger incentives for e-bike purchases than the first bill, especially for families enrolled in two federal assistance programs or who don’t own a car. (DCist)
• Ocean City, Maryland, considers a ban on electric scooter rentals — but not ownership — as concerns over the quality-of-life and safety of residents versus tourists persist. (Salisbury Daily Times)

HYDROELECTRIC: University of Maine researchers find that endangered Atlantic salmon use up the stored fat they need to reproduce when they’re stopped by dams during spawning season. (Hydro Review)

UTILITIES: A Maine retiree inadvertently signed up for an electricity supplier and saw his power bill more than double — one of numerous ratepayers who feel bamboozled by variable payment rates. (Bangor Daily News)

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NUCLEAR: A New York agency drops zero-emissions credit prices — which subsidize nuclear facilities — by 14% for the next two years, until the next price adjustment period. (RTO Insider, subscription)

• Two New England policy nonprofits describe the benefits of using domestically mined lithium from a dense deposit in Newry, Maine, and say the governors of Maine and Massachusetts should make it happen. (CommonWealth Magazine)
• A Coalition for Community Solar Access executive positions community solar as an energy security solution that could reduce power prices, but says New England policymakers need to expand existing programs. (Utility Dive)

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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.