ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New York’s governor announces the state is drafting regulations that would no longer allow new internal combustion vehicles to be sold in the state by 2035. (Associated Press)

ALSO:
• A western Maryland school district purchases two new electric school buses at roughly $400,000 each. (Frederick News-Post)
• The city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, will hold its third-annual electric vehicle show on Sunday; attendees can learn more about the technology and see charging infrastructure. (Portsmouth Herald)

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FINANCE: Princeton University’s board of trustees votes to divest from publicly traded fossil fuel companies and “dissociate” from dozens of corporations engaged in thermal coal or tar sands work. (Daily Princetonian)

CLIMATE:
• A new study from Harvard University researchers finds that roughly 15 coastal New England hospitals and their surrounding roadways would be inundated if a Category 2 hurricane made landfall in the region. (Telegram & Gazette)
• In New York, voters will soon decide whether the state should borrow up to $4.2 billion for natural resources restoration projects that could help mitigate climate change. (Legislative Gazette)
• A climate accountability conference being held this week by a group of Harvard University researchers will highlight climate disinformation pushed by the oil and gas industry. (Boston Globe)

OIL & GAS: New England’s reliance on LNG may mean more imports this winter, even though those same imports make the region more vulnerable to financial swings resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (CT Examiner)

LABOR: Staffing at New York’s grid operator hasn’t kept up with the surge in interconnection requests, meaning engineers tasked with evaluating those applications now have had their workload doubled in a year. (Times Union)

SOLAR: A new 6.7 MW community solar farm in northern New York is operational. (news release)

OFFSHORE WIND: In Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, a public workshop highlights how interceding in ongoing offshore wind developments would require a court battle. (Delaware Business Times, subscription)

CLEAN ENERGY: A Vermont municipal utility issues a request for proposals for renewable energy projects to replace current wind and hydroelectric power contracts that will expire within five years. (news release)

BIOGAS: A Vermont utility and a farm partner to construct what is potentially the largest anaerobic digester in New England, providing the bulk of the biogas to a nearby college. (Waste 360)

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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.