BUILDINGS: Both chambers of Vermont’s legislature override the governor’s veto of a clean heat standard — a bill that several environmental groups called the most important climate legislation of the session. (Associated Press, Seven Days)

ALSO: To hit net-zero emissions by 2042, Maine’s Bowdoin College plans a more than $100 million renovation that includes replacing a gas-fired steam heating system with electrified heating. (Maine Public Radio) 

• Two environmental groups sue Shell over air emissions they say exceed legal limits at a new petrochemical plant north of Pittsburgh. (Inside Climate News)
• Some Pennsylvania lawmakers and the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance lambast newly proposed federal air emissions limits. (Indiana Gazette)

• Maryland’s governor signs into law a state goal of installing 3 GW of energy storage projects by the end of 2033. (news release)
• In New York, ConEd receives $3.5 million to test transmission protection strategies from the federal government, which is dispersing $26 million to grid resilience projects across the country. (Utility Dive)

SOLAR: Maine’s public advocate has become a blunt, vocal critic of how community solar programs are subsidized by nonparticipating ratepayers, leading the industry to push back. (Bangor Daily News)

• Rhode Island fishermen might sue a state agency, the federal government and Ørsted over unapproved no-fishing boundaries around the South Fork wind farm under development. (Boston Globe, Rhode Island Current)
• Indigenous leaders in Maine are concerned offshore wind development may have environmental and cultural implications for their people. (Maine Public Radio)
• The Community Offshore Wind joint venture and a nonprofit kick off a childcare program for offshore wind workers and trainees to reduce barriers to entering the workforce. (news release)

STEEL: A recent study from the Ohio River Valley Institute suggests a green steel revolution — powered by green hydrogen — in western Pennsylvania could revitalize the Rust Belt and help the U.S. meet its net-zero emissions goal. (Grist)

• The New York City transit agency’s congestion pricing plan now includes toll breaks for taxis, for-hire vehicles and low-income drivers. (Gothamist)
• A proposal to pave a new roadway to ease congestion on Maine’s turnpike draws concern from those who say the plan will increase transit emissions. (Maine Public Radio)

HYDROPOWER: Decades after a northern Maine hydroelectric project was killed over environmental and financial concerns, the status of a once-endangered plant that inhabits the site has improved. (E&E News, subscription)

CLIMATE: Maryland’s lieutenant governor and other state officials discuss the existential threat of climate change and the need for agencies and nongovernmental partners to collaborate. (Maryland Matters)

• Maine’s demand for electric vehicles appears to be outpacing current supply, jeopardizing the state’s ability to hit its electric vehicle adoption goals. (Maine Public Radio)
• Experts explain how phasing out gas-fueled vehicle sales may work in Rhode Island and note the potential hurdles of sticking with gas or making the transition to electric, including short electric vehicle supply. (Providence Journal)

AFFORDABILITY: Pennsylvania utility regulators are accepting public comments on how to make enrollment in low-income utility assistance programs easier. (WESA)

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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.