ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Rhode Island lawmaker proposes legislation that would restrict new car sales to all-electric models only by 2030, in addition to related transportation electrification measures. (ecoRI)

CLEAN ENERGY: Maine’s Bowdoin College plans to completely transition away from on-campus fossil fuel use by 2042, but first needs to make $100 million in renewable energy and efficiency upgrades. (Portland Press Herald)

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New York environmental officials postpone a decision on a permit for a Brooklyn LNG facility for the seventh time, saying they will wait until state utility commissioners determine the necessity of the work. (Politico, Gothamist)
A gas driller wants to siphon millions of gallons of water a day from a western Pennsylvania creek, but state officials say it would harm a threatened fish. (WESA)

GRID: A Pennsylvania court upholds the state utility regulator’s earlier decision to reject two transmission line projects to help deliver power to the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas. (Herald-Mail)

Two different court cases begin today that seek to address the validity of Pennsylvania’s entrance into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (WESA)
Vermont ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s is conducting research at several of its dairy farms to halve its dairy-related emissions. (Seven Days)
In a first, an individual New York City district releases its own climate action plan for its neighborhoods. (Gothamist)

EQUITY: Once signed by the governor, an environmental justice law New York legislators recently approved will instate some of the strictest standards on cumulative community pollution in the country. (Grist)

Some New York environmentalists worry a bill intending to reduce on-road transportation’s intensity would actually create more environmental inequality and raise fuel costs. (Times Union)
Continued safety issues on Boston’s transit system lead federal transportation officials to inform the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority that they will be instating “increased safety oversight.(Boston Globe)
A beach town trolley service that helps tourists get around without a car in southern Maine will shutter this summer because of a lack of drivers. (Portland Press Herald)

Two recently finished solar arrays are projected to save a Maine city roughly $4 million over two decades on its electricity bills. (WABI)
A new pilot program aims to aggregate demand for solar and battery system storage installations in East Boston to make such projects more affordable for residents. (news release)

NUCLEAR: A blockchain company and the utility operating the Beaver Valley nuclear plant agree to build a large data center at the Pennsylvania facility. (Data Center Dynamics)

OFFSHORE WIND: US Wind and Ørsted will reconduct several data collection projects first completed in 2016-2017 on the Delaware coast as the companies develop offshore wind farms in the area. (Salisbury Daily Times)

HYDRO: In Watertown, New York, a consultant recommends city officials maintain ownership of a hydroelectric plant, saying it could provide numerous revenue streams. (NNY360)

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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.