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EMISSIONS: After protests from climate scientists and environmentalists, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul removes a proposal from the state budget that would’ve weakened the state’s accounting of methane emissions. (Times Union)

• Boston’s city council votes to adopt an optional state building code that includes efficiency mandates and expensive requirements for developers who choose fossil fuels over electrification. (Boston Globe)
• A New York developer looks to build all-electric, high-efficiency apartment buildings across Connecticut. (Hartford Courant)
• Connecticut allocates $56 million to public schools for HVAC improvements, including to make their systems more energy efficient. (news release)

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CLEAN ENERGY: A Pennsylvania county official discusses the importance of clean energy jobs after a major coal plant announces it is closing. (Indiana Gazette)

GRID: Two New York utilities revamp an electric vehicle charging program to take advantage of cars’ built-in grid management technology and better reward drivers who charge during off-peak hours. (Canary Media)

STORAGE: Maryland could build more than 3,500 MW of energy storage by 2033, storing clean power to reduce the state’s current emissions by as much as 93%, an analysis estimates. (Utility Dive)

• Federal regulators finish their review of design and installation plans for the South Fork wind farm offshore of Rhode Island and New York, allowing construction to begin. (news release)
• General Electric settles a patent dispute with Europe’s Siemens Gamesa over the design of GE’s offshore wind turbine, which will be used in Long Island and Martha’s Vineyard wind farms. (Times Union)
• The first U.S.-built offshore wind farm operations vessel is under construction and will house technicians working on Northeast wind projects. (WWNO)

• Delaware considers adopting Advanced Clean Cars II standards that would allow only zero-emission cars to be sold by 2035. (WHYY)
• New York’s Ithaca College looks to install more electric vehicle chargers beyond the two it currently offers. (Ithacan)

• A Pennsylvania college will hold a free conference to help community leaders and landowners learn about large-scale solar development. (Bradford Era)
• Kingston, New York, lawmakers show their support for a community choice aggregation program that would automatically enroll residents in solar projects. (Daily Freeman)

• A University of Maryland research center partners with state agencies to help implement the state’s climate law. (Maryland Matters)
• PSE&G joins another utility to fight a New Jersey city that wants to seize their waterfront generating and switching stations for redevelopment. (Cherry Hill Courier-Post)

• Connecticut is among several states looking to bar utilities from passing along certain costs to ratepayers. (E&E News)
• More than 100,000 Connecticut consumers have switched to third-party power providers this year after dramatic rate increases from Eversource and United Illuminating Co. (CTInsider)

BIOMASS: Proposed New York legislation could rescue the biomass plant formerly powering Fort Drum by considering forest biopower a renewable energy source. (WWNY)

HYDROPOWER: A Massachusetts hydropower facility agrees to improve fish passage and water flow as it seeks renewal of its federal license. (New England Public Media)

• Maine’s public advocate calls for forming a state panel of experts and stakeholders to settle debates over the fuel’s role in the clean energy transition. (Bangor Daily News)
• A columnist calls out the anti-wind interests behind an effort to blame whale deaths on offshore wind construction. (Boston Globe)
• A state-owned network of underground pipes in Hartford, Connecticut, should be reconfigured to heat and cool downtown buildings with ground-source heat pumps, a clean energy advocate says. (CTMirror)

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Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Energy News Network team, where she oversees the early-morning production of ENN’s five email digest newsletters as well as distribution of ENN’s original journalism with other media outlets. From documenting chronic illness’ effect on college students to following the inner workings of Congress, Kathryn has built a broad experience in her more than five years working at major publications including The Week Magazine. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism and information management and technology from Syracuse University.