ELECTRIC VEHICLES: To alleviate traffic congestion and make progress toward carbon neutrality, UPS launches a pilot program in New York City for small, specialized battery-powered delivery vehicles. (Associated Press)

TRANSIT:
• Legal and transit experts debate what safety or police measures will need to be taken to secure New York City’s transit system if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to overturn a state gun control policy. (Gothamist)
• Two Boston subway trains slowly crashed last night, which officials are calling an “unintentional coupling” that resulted in no reported injuries but led to passengers evacuating. (news release, WHDH)

CLEAN ENERGY: Some energy policy observers aren’t confident that New York can reach its climate targets after state legislators failed to pass bills that would have brought the state closer to its goals. (E&E News)

GEOTHERMAL: New York lawmakers allow the city of Troy to lease parkland for a district geothermal heating and cooling system. (Troy Record)

SOLAR:
• The town of Wilton, Maine, considers a solar net metering agreement that would provide them with a 15.5% energy credit for power from a proposed solar farm in Waldoboro. (Franklin Journal)
• Developers break ground on a 5 MW solar array planned for Winthrop, Maine, the proceeds of which will go toward a hospital system. (Portland Press Herald)
• A New Jersey school district installs 1.3 MW worth of solar panels across four schools, notching estimated annual electricity savings of $120,000. (news release)

GRID:
• Federal energy regulators receive proposed new interconnection rules from PJM Interconnection, which would essentially prioritize connecting “first-ready” projects to the grid. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• New England energy and grid officials question how they can implement any of the decarbonization strategies outlined in a recent study. (RTO Insider, subscription)

AFFORDABILITY:
• In New Hampshire, Liberty Utilities asks regulators to let it double electricity prices. (New Hampshire Bulletin)
• Con Edison cautions ratepayers that utility bills will likely rise 12% in New York City and 16% in Westchester County this summer compared to the year prior. (Bloomberg)
• Central Maine Power and Versant Power customers are set to see power delivery rates decrease soon, with regulators reportedly crediting a new renewable energy installation for the drop . (News Center Maine)

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Bridget Reed Morawski

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.