BUILDINGS: New York approves a new state budget that requires electrification in most new residential and commercial buildings, as well as a requirement that the state’s public power utility generates only clean energy by 2030. (Buffalo Business First, The Guardian)

ALSO: Vermont’s governor says he’ll veto the clean heat standard just passed by lawmakers over its potential cost to residents. (Burlington Free Press)

OFFSHORE WIND: Massachusetts kicks off its fourth and largest offshore wind contract solicitation, seeking the equivalent of more than a quarter of the state’s yearly electricity demand, or up to 3.6 GW. (Boston Globe)

OIL & GAS: Federal officials pin the cause of the recent Pennsylvania chocolate factory explosion on natural gas in their preliminary report. (NBC News)

• Vermont is unlikely to meet its legally required emissions reduction targets without new policies, according to a new state agency report. (VT Digger)
• Maine and Maryland are among the states whose laws do the most to protect their beaches and oceans from climate change, according to a nationwide conservation group’s report. (News Center Maine)
• In New Jersey, a university hosts a climate change education workshop to help educators teach the topic in class, as the state now requires. (NJ Spotlight)

• A New Hampshire zoning board grants two land use variances to a developer’s plan to build a 50 MW solar farm and a 50 MW battery storage system. (Keene Sentinel)
• New Jersey regulators approve a university’s three-year-long pilot program on the feasibility of agrivoltaic projects. (news release)
• A coastal New Jersey school district installs a 2.14 MW solar canopy across several of its schools’ parking lots. (news release)

• After surviving the aftermath of a 2021 hurricane, a group of Wilmington, Delaware, residents launch a climate resilience hub to keep their community ready for future disaster mitigation. (Delaware Online)
• A Rhode Island doctor testifies to Congress as to how climate change worsens public health and threatens the national healthcare system. (Providence Journal)
• Federal officials say about $691,000 in funds should be directed toward climate resiliency work along Rhode Island’s Port of Providence shoreline and the Narragansett Bay. (PBN)

TRANSIT: Federal funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law have so far amounted to $2.6 billion for a variety of Maryland projects, including electric buses and multimodal facilities in Prince George’s County. (Maryland Reporter)

• Since its first charger was installed in 2012, Pennsylvania-based convenience chain Sheetz says it has clocked in two million total sessions across its electric vehicle charger network, one million more since last April. (Reading Eagle)
• Tesla is developing a dealership, service center and charging station in South Burlington, Vermont. (NBC 5)

• In an earnings report, the CEO of New Jersey’s PSEG says the state’s offshore wind-related grid upgrades and electric vehicle transition will benefit the utility’s future earnings. (news release; RTO Insider, subscription)
• Long Island business groups want to throw out the results of a state-commissioned report on regional grid municipalization because of the consultant’s inappropriate video call behavior. (Long Island Business News)
• Rhode Island Energy’s new parent corporation supports reviving a ‘pay as you can’ utility bill plan for low-income residents. (Providence Journal)

COMMENTARY: A central Maine editorial board urges for more meaningful action against the climate crisis after flooding and record-breaking rainfall struck the region. (Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel)

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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.