GRID: Storms cause two separate lithium-ion battery energy storage systems to ignite in New York’s Hudson Valley, rekindling safety concerns among local residents. (SI Advance)

• Federal scientists say offshore wind developers’ fisheries studies can’t completely replace federal monitoring, and that develop will like bring  cumulative effects to the Northeast’s fisheries and ocean ecosystems. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• New York’s Staten Island may see thousands of new offshore wind jobs created at several waterfront industrial sites. (City Limits)

• Under a new state law driven by climate concerns, New Jersey landlords and residential home sellers must now disclose if a property has flooded or is in a floodplain. (Gothamist)
• A recently renovated beachfront Boston community center features climate resiliency measures, including an open basement and waterproofing. (Boston 25)

• Maine lawmakers vote to reduce solar subsidies but it’s unclear still how much money that will save ratepayers. (Bangor Daily News)
• A developer intends to file plans in August for a 3 MW solar array on former farmland in Rutland Town, Vermont. (Rutland Herald)

• Vermont announces $7 million in funds to encourage businesses and multifamily residences to install electric vehicle charging stations. (WCAX)
• A northern New York school district will study school bus electrification with  up to $50,000 in state grants. (NNY360)
• A rural Maine bike shop sees consistently rising e-bike sales, helping residents do daily chores and more adventurous excursions in a county typically dependent on car travel. (Bangor Daily News)

EFFICIENCY: New Hampshire will conduct a survey to see what residents know about energy efficiency — but some observers say education isn’t enough to get people over barriers, including cost. (New Hampshire Bulletin)

• The new leader of Boston’s transit agency highlights how he’ll regain the city’s confidence in the system amid workforce, safety and reliability problems. (Boston Globe)
• A rural Maine nonprofit raises $25,000 for a micro-transit service pilot project that will allow older residents to hire fuel-efficient vans for on-demand rides. (news release)

CLIMATE: Beach sand replenishment work common along the Jersey Shore may become fruitless or impossible as climate change and sea level rise continue to worsen. (Gothamist)

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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.