ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Prioritizing low-income people and people of color for solar panels, heat pumps, efficient home updates, and climate-mitigating technologies can help Boston address centuries of racist housing policies, a report finds. (Boston Globe)

• The New York Power Authority and research partners finish a multi-year study into ways solar producers can better forecast the weather and changes in power generation. (Auburn Citizen)
• The Federal Aviation Administration signs off on a proposed solar array at a small Maryland airport. (WBOC)

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• New York congressional Democrats call on Gov. Kathy Hochul to let the state’s public power authority build, own and operate solar and wind projects when the private sector falls short of the state’s deployment goals. (New York Times)
A clean energy hub in New York’s north country is expected to help facilitate residential renewable deployment and efficiency improvements, especially for low-income residents. (Adirondack Explorer)

• Pennsylvania conservation, business, faith and other groups urge Gov. Josh Shapiro to stay the course on the state’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, despite Republican opposition. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)
• The U.S. EPA allocates $3 million to help New York create a climate plan. (news release)

TRANSPORTATION: Washington, D.C.’s transit agency aims to have a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2042, speeding up its previous goal by three years. (Utility Dive) 

AFFORDABILITY: Just $550,000 of the $35 million New Hampshire earmarked for home heating assistance has been allocated as winter ends, raising questions over whether antiquated paper applications and a lack of outreach weakened the program. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

ELECTRIFICATION: White River Junction, Vermont, will host a free, two-week heat pump installation training program as part of a statewide effort to fill clean energy jobs. (Valley News)

BIOMASS: The biomass plant powering New York’s Fort Drum shuts down today and will be replaced with National Grid-provided power. (WWNY)

• U.S. House Republicans passed amendments from two New Jersey Republicans to require more study into offshore wind’s environmental effects as part of their energy package. (New Jersey Globe)
• Maryland awards a wind power nonprofit $1.25 million to develop an education hub to teach children and the public about offshore wind. (North American Wind Power)

• As a nonprofit coalition prepares to take over energy procurement in New Hampshire’s Upper Valley, some for-profit companies step up marketing to retain customers. (Valley News)
• Maine’s Supreme Court examines whether the term “quasi-governmental” is too confusing for a ballot referendum question that will decide if the state creates a consumer-owned utility. (Maine Public)
• New York lawmakers advance a measure that would require utilities to perform actual meter readings instead of billing customers for estimated costs. (Spectrum News)

• A climate advocate urges Maryland to quickly finalize and pass legislation to improve the state’s energy efficiency program. (Maryland Matters)
• A Maine youth climate leader calls on adults to vote down the Central Maine Power corridor, saying the transmission project fails to center energy justice or mitigate environmental impacts. (Press Herald)

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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.