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SOLAR: A Rhode Island legislator introduces a bill that would require new homes, buildings and large parking lots to incorporate solar projects. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• Despite steady demand, New York City isn’t on track to hit its goal of developing 1 GW of solar by 2030, leaving city officials to consider how to pick up the pace. (Gothamist)
• Investors have only sold 33% of shares in a community solar project planned by a Vermont renewable energy co-op, which only has until April 20 to sell 75% before the development is canceled. (Vermont Biz)
• In New York, five separate developers want to build a solar farm on a 32-acre former landfill in a Hudson Valley town. (Hudson Valley 360)
• The town of Whately, Massachusetts, issues a request for proposals for a solar roof on a municipal building to help bring down its energy bills and emissions. (Greenfield Recorder)
• A developer begins constructing four community solar projects in western New York totaling 22 MW. (news release)


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CLIMATE:
• A New York lawmaker introduces a bill that would allow residents to sue the fossil fuel industry for climate change impacts, taking a page out of the same legal theory undergirding a Texas abortion law. (E&E News)
• New York environmentalists decry the governor’s support of a recently introduced legislative proposal that would change how the state measures methane emissions, which they say would thwart climate mitigation. (Inside Climate News, Times Union)
• Philadelphia’s main drinking water supply is threatened by the combined effect of two symptoms of climate change: sea level rise and drought. (WHYY)
• New York City, New Jersey coastal towns and the Washington, D.C. area all saw their earliest recorded springs amid warming temperatures. (Grist)
• New Jersey environmentalists agree with the state that managing farmlands, forests and wetlands can mitigate climate change but disagree on how to do so. (NJ Spotlight)
• Maine legislators consider creating a green schools coordinator role within the state’s education agency to help districts reduce emissions. (News Center Maine)

CLEAN ENERGY: A Pennsylvania legislator files a bill to make the state completely transition to renewable energy by 2050. (ABC 27)

HYDROELECTRIC: The federal license renewal process for a Massachusetts hydropower facility and two dams appears to move forward after the operator agrees to spend $150 million on fish passage improvement along the Connecticut River. (NEPM)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• A federal judge questions whether the fishing interests challenging a Vineyard Wind environmental permit have legal standing to sue. (E&E News)
• In Maryland, a proposed amendment focused on marine wildlife is left out of a bill expanding the state’s offshore wind capacity that advanced to the state senate. (Salisbury Daily Times)
• Ocean Wind I “is likely to adversely affect” sea life in New Jersey’s waters, but not to threaten their overall survival, federal officials write in a final opinion of the project. (National Fisherman)
• In the waters near New York, the installation of the power transmission cable connecting the South Fork wind farm to the mainland has been completed. (new release)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• A manufacturer’s recall has taken all 10 electric buses owned by the Buffalo, New York, area’s transit authority off the road, though officials hope to have them back in service within eight weeks. (WKBW)
• Baltimore’s public school system will install 25 electric vehicle chargers and add 20 electric school buses to its fleet this upcoming school year. (Daily Record)
• Bath, Maine, is installing four public electric vehicle chargers at its public library, bringing the municipal total up to six. (Times Record)
• In Maine, a couple plans to open the only known company in the state dedicated to electrifying classic cars running on gasoline. (Bangor Daily News)

NUCLEAR: The company decommissioning the Oyster Creek nuclear facility in New Jersey says economic conditions, including inflation, are responsible for adding four years to its timeline. (Asbury Park Press)

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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.