OIL & GAS: PSE&G wants New Jersey utility regulators to approve a $2.54 billion project to replace its aging pipelines, which the utility says would help it mitigate methane leaks and use renewable natural gas and hydrogen. (NJ Spotlight)

• The New Jersey legislature sends a bill to the governor’s desk that would require landlords and real estate agents to disclose whether a property has flooded or it’s located in a 100- or 500-year floodplain. (Gothamist)
• A Maine nonprofit kicks off a new, free program to train state residents to become “climate ambassadors” who spur climate action in their communities. (Sun Journal)

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POLICY: Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey’s first budget includes $181 million for capital investments in Boston’s transit system and $543.6 million to help the state’s energy and environment office hire 240 new staff members. (WBUR)

• Voters in Burlington, Vermont, will soon decide whether to begin charging a carbon pollution impact fee to incentivize developers to construct new buildings with renewable heat sources. (Seven Days)
• Vermont’s governor says he’s concerned about the upfront cost of a home heating emissions bill on low-income and rural residents. (WCAX)

SOLAR: An energy developer had planned to construct a 5 MW solar array in Searsport, Maine, but has to reduce the farm to 1.2 MW because of local grid constraints. (Republican Journal)

• New Jersey car dealers say the vehicle electrification movement will require them to make around $150 million in collective investments to sell and service such vehicles. (NJ Spotlight)
• Philadelphia’s transit agency plans to spend $17 million on 10 fuel-cell electric buses powered by compressed hydrogen gas. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

• The Rochester, New York, battery recycling center that received a $375 million federal loan is one part of the country’s plan to source enough lithium for vehicle and other electrification plans. (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)
• Few new wind, solar and energy storage projects that have inked contracts in New York have decided to pay transmission upgrade costs and begin construction. (Politico)

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• A new study finds it would cost around $782 million to build a commuter rail line from Boston to Manchester, New Hampshire, with over half covered by federal transportation grants. (WMUR)
• Rhode Island climate and bicycling advocates decry the possible reappointment of a transportation department head they say is stuck in a 1960’s mindset. (Boston Globe)
• Four Maine businesses will share a $1.6 million grant to pay for electric vehicle ridesharing, vanpools and other transit options for their employees. (Spectrum News)

• Tesla ends an electric vehicle servicing program at a New York community college because the school no longer had physical space for the program. (Newsday)
• In New Hampshire, pending legislation seeks to develop education centers and determine the workforce needed to support the Gulf of Maine’s offshore wind industry. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

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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.