Correction: Some Maine utility executives have criticized a ballot measure that would bar foreign entities from spending money to influence state or local referendum campaigns. An item in yesterday’s newsletter incorrectly summarized the story.

CLEAN TECH: The White House designates two parts of upstate New York as federal “tech hubs,” with Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse joining together to boost semiconductor research and Binghamton University looking to lead the way on battery manufacturing and development. (Democrat & Chronicle)





  • Environmental advocates want New York City to redo its storm surge protection plan, saying it fails to address heavy rainfall and sea level rise beyond coastal areas. (City Limits)
  • Following this summer’s flooding, Vermont lawmakers plan to consider legislation to establish a state climate fund to help municipalities with disaster mitigation. (Vermont Public)

CARBON CAPTURE: A Brooklyn factory injects carbon from a Manhattan apartment building into cement blocks to sequester the greenhouse gas, and then sells them for use in construction. (Canary Media)


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