ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New York City’s taxi commission proposes a new policy that would require all for-hire vehicles in the city be either zero-emission or wheelchair-accessible by 2030. (SI Live)

ALSO:
• Maine trucking firms say there are currently too many problems with electric semi-trucks — ranging from limited mileage per charge to lighter payloads — for the state to mandate use. (Bangor Daily News)
• A new survey finds that charging reliability is still a hassle for Boston electric vehicle drivers, with roughly one-fifth reporting a failed charging session in the past year. (Boston Globe)

SOLAR: New Jersey utility regulators unanimously decide to make permanent the state’s pilot community solar program for low-to-moderate-income homes. (NJ Spotlight)

OIL & GAS:
• Pennsylvania may soon unveil a new process that will help determine how to implement a grand jury’s recommendations for stricter natural gas industry regulation. (Pittsburgh Business Times, subscription)
• Climate advocates question why Massachusetts approved a natural gas pipeline expansion to service a big new warehouse amid the state’s decarbonization goals. (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

OFFSHORE WIND: In New Jersey, Cape May County will provide open-road permits for Ørsted to develop its Ocean Wind farm, settling part of a lawsuit brought by the company, but officials plan to fight other aspects of the case. (Press of Atlantic City)

INFRASTRUCTURE:
• A year after the federal Inflation Reduction Act’s passage, its benefits in Maine remain hard to fully grasp as the state hasn’t received all its promised federal funds. (Portland Press Herald)
• New York City’s mayor aims to wring as much funding as possible out of the 2022 federal infrastructure law for a slate of projects, including e-bike charging stations at public housing complexes and electric school buses. (The City)

UTILITIES: Massachusetts regulators propose a faster process to review municipalities’ requests to form power aggregation programs following complaints from lawmakers. (RTO Insider, subscription)

BUILDINGS:
• An architect details the process of installing a Tesla solar roof on her Long Island home, noting the financial benefits of doing so. (Wall Street Journal, subscription)
• The renovation of a historic home in Maine will include new energy efficiency measures as a housing organization converts the property into affordable housing. (Bethel Citizen)

GEOTHERMAL: New York allows Columbia University to drill an 800-foot-deep closed-loop geothermal test bore to help it decarbonize its Manhattanville campus, the first-such permit the state has issued for this depth. (news release)

CLIMATE: Rhode Island environmental managers partner with national researchers to mitigate the impact of climate change on a Richmond state forest and understand how  ecosystems respond to changing conditions. (Rhode Island Current

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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.