ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Rhode Island’s governor wants the state to adopt clean car standards and phase out new gas-fueled vehicle sales by 2035. (WPRI)

OFFSHORE WIND: Rhode Island’s coastal regulator votes to develop Revolution Wind, the state’s first large offshore wind project. (Boston Globe)

GRID: Massachusetts’ energy siting board says it doesn’t have the authority to approve large energy storage facilities and needs lawmakers to step in, threatening the viability of two proposed projects. (CommonWealth Magazine)

• A Maine bill seeks to reduce the visual impact requirements for offshore wind ports, which are enormously tall, require huge cranes and can’t be permitted under current policies. (Maine Public Radio)
• Maine considers four potential locations to develop a large deepwater offshore wind port, but a site won’t be selected until 2024. (Maine Public Radio)

• Federal funds aren’t enough to cap abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania, and state policies and regulatory realities mean many more will likely become and remain abandoned. (Spotlight PA)
• As Pennsylvania’s largest coal plant prepares to close, some environmentalists consider the site’s clean energy potential. (Capital & Main)

• Climate change helps invasive species flourish in Pennsylvania, threatening the state’s most symbolic flora and fauna, like feathery eastern hemlock trees and ruffed grouse. (WHYY)
• Maine’s valuable wild blueberry harvest in 2022 was 26% smaller than that of 2021, a reflection of inconsistent weather conditions under climate change. (Portland Press Herald)
• A new analysis shows that many of the homes inundated by a damaging 2010 flood were outside the flood zone, a fact some experts say should highlight inland vulnerability to climate change. (Boston Globe)
• In Maryland, teachers have to include environmental content in their curricula, but the type and amount of climate change education varies by school. (Baltimore Sun)

BUILDINGS: Some New York residential construction leaders claim fewer, less affordable homes will be built once New York’s all-electric building law takes effect in 2026. (Rochester Business Journal)

• As the head of Washington, D.C.’s transit agency warns of deep service cuts next year due to a budget shortfall, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says the federal government may step in to help. (WTOP)
• Some Mainers explain their decision to reduce their carbon footprint by avoiding air travel. (Maine Public Radio)

• Aspen Energy acquires 15 community solar projects in Maine, weeks after purchasing a 10-array portfolio in Pennsylvania. (Solar Builder)
• In Glen, New York, ConnectGen hosts open houses for residents to learn about a 250 MW solar farm it plans to propose. (Recorder)

• After the utility switched customer service portals, a New Hampshire man with rooftop solar says Liberty Utilities has begun charging him thousands of dollars every month. (InDepth NH)
• New Jersey regulators consider making permanent some initially temporary changes to a state program for low- and middle-income households struggling to pay their utility bills. (NJ Spotlight News)
• Central Maine Power sent out roughly 62,000 disconnection notices this April once the annual winter power shut-off moratorium ended. (WMTW)

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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.