Which northeast state won’t follow CA on gas-powered vehicle sales ban?

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: As California moves to ban internal combustion vehicle sales, experts say Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont are among northeastern states that will likely follow suit, while Maine’s governor says she doesn’t support the measure. (New Haven Register, Boston Globe, WCAX, Maine Public Radio)

CLIMATE: Over a dozen environmental groups tell New Jersey to take action and implement a proposed emergency flood rule that would redraw flood maps. (NJ Spotlight)

FOSSIL FUELS: Federal energy officials tell northeastern state leaders to bolster their diesel and heating oil supplies, which are sharply lower than average. (Associated Press)

TRANSIT:
• In Boston, the transit system’s general manager says repairs along the Orange Line — currently under a one-month maintenance shutdown — are now 37% done and expected to be completed on schedule. (WCVB)
• Transit supporters say New Jersey officials’ negative messaging around New York City’s congestion pricing plans amounts to disinformation. (amNY)
• The Delaware Transit Corporation will use $11 million in federal funds to buy two battery-electric buses and two hydrogen fuel-cell models, as well as install related charging infrastructure. (news release)

UTILITIES:
• In Pennsylvania, Peco Energy is fined $225,000 for technology failures that led to almost 50,000 unintended customer disconnections, including many who couldn’t be reimbursed for related fees. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• Central Maine Power’s parent company has funneled $8.3 million into a political group aimed at stopping proposals to form a consumer-owned utility. (Bangor Daily News)

STORAGE:
• New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggests aluminum-sulfur batteries might have the capabilities needed to replace lithium-ion models. (Tech Times)
• A southeastern Pennsylvania recycling facility installs an iron-flow battery system to support its on-site solar array. (news release)

SOLAR: Over $28 million in federal agricultural dollars will go toward rural Maine renewable energy projects, including over 16 MW worth of solar panels. (news release)

AFFORDABILITY:
• Eversource blames gas costs for its New Hampshire customers’ skyrocketing electric bills, some of which are more than double the previous month’s. (NBC Boston)
• Rhode Island offers residents 1,000 trees to help reduce energy bill costs through the cooling power of shade. (WPRI)

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