CLIMATE: A Massachusetts conservation group reports the climate crisis is likely to cause hundreds of acres of marshlands to flood and rack up billions of dollars in damages to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket residences, buildings and infrastructure. (Associated Press)

WIND: Connecticut’s top environmental official awards a permit to the agency developing a New London pier for an offshore wind infrastructure hub, forcing a local rock salt company that relies on water access off the pier. (New Haven Register)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: A nonpartisan research group wants New Jersey to calculate and publicize the cost to ratepayers to implement its sweeping clean energy plans before it signs billions of dollars worth of contracts. (NJ Spotlight)

SOLAR:
A 100 MW solar farm in New York’s Catskills region that some locals say could threaten the tourism industry is a step closer to construction following authorization from a state siting board. (Times Union)
A New York state agency authorizes $52.5 million to help low-to-moderate-income community solar subscribers save on their utility bills. (PV magazine)

GAS: If New Jersey finance officials determine this month that the state’s current per-gallon gas tax isn’t collecting enough to pay for infrastructure projects, a 2016 law will trigger an automatic rate increase. (NJ Spotlight)

UTILITIES: Eversource Energy says it has implemented measures to respond to customer feedback following its poor Tropical Storm Isaias recovery effort, including using drones to identify damaged lines, although the state utility regulatory chair says most of the changes were required. (CT Post)

BITCOIN: Cryptocurrency mining operations are popping up throughout Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley region, taking advantage of available nuclear and coal refuse plant output to power their supercomputers. (Morning Call)

GRID: Two New York utilities solicit developer proposals to install 210 MW worth of battery storage systems in and around New York City for operation by late 2025. (news release)

HYDROELECTRIC: New York Power Authority announces low-cost hydroelectric allocations that it says will support 450 new jobs. (news release)

COMMENTARY: Two Maryland lawmakers cheer offshore wind expansion announcements made earlier this week that they say solidify the state’s future as “a leader in offshore wind development and manufacturing.” (Maryland Matters)