FOSSIL FUELS: Roughly 30,000 gallons of diesel spilled at a coal-fired power plant on Delaware’s Indian River this week when a pressurized hose detached; the plant owner claims no diesel entered the waterways or public lands. (Delaware News Journal)

CLIMATE: A federal judge sends Hoboken, New Jersey’s climate lawsuit against Exxon Mobil and other oil and gas companies back to state court and suggests the city could ultimately lose its suit. (Politico)

NUCLEAR:
A scientific breakthrough at a Cambridge, Massachusetts, start-up may indicate that renewable power from nuclear fusion plants could be viable by the early 2030s. (Boston Globe)
Pennsylvania is giving those who live within 10 miles of Montgomery County’s Limerick Generating Station free potassium iodide tablets, in case of a nuclear catastrophe. (WHYY)

TRANSPORTATION: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signs a law allowing only emissions-free passenger vehicle sales by 2035, making hers the second state to set a similar target. (The Hill)

SOLAR:
Two Vermont-based solar development firms are merging in a $40 million deal. (VTDigger)
In Waterloo, New York, a developer’s legal team argues the state’s concern that a proposed 80 MW solar array will result in farmland loss and glare is unfounded. (Finger Lakes Times)

UTILITIES: Eversource intends to resume utility disconnections for Connecticut customers behind on their bills but not facing certain hardships on Sept. 15. (CT Post)

GRID:
Lewiston, Maine, city council members confirm their continued support of Central Maine Power’s controversial transmission line project. (Sun Journal)
A landscaper on the job in Worcester County, Massachusetts, died after touching and subsequently being electrocuted by high-voltage National Grid power lines. (MassLive)

EFFICIENCY: A Pennsylvania school district is set to save $3.6 million annually after making efficiency upgrades, including the installation of energy-efficient HVAC equipment. (Environment + Energy Leader)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A massive butter sculpture created for the New York State Fair will be mixed with other food waste and used to generate electricity via a nearby farm’s digester. (News 10)