COMMUNITY POWER: New Hampshire regulators are expected to propose final rules for the state’s community power law that will let municipalities procure electricity for residents and businesses. (Energy News Network)

GRID:
Clean energy is driving down capacity costs on PJM’s grid, helping to lower clearing prices in its latest capacity auction by roughly a third. (S&P Global)
Community groups and local officials in a Rhode Island town lose their battle to force underground a planned power line relocation to maintain their vista. (Providence Business News, subscription)

SOLAR:
Connecticut’s attorney general warns homeowners to be cautious when entering solar contracts, saying his office received around 90 complaints of bad solar installation business practices in the past five years. (New Haven Register)
Vermont utility regulators increase payments for current net metering customers but will lower rates for new systems applying for permits after Sept. 1. (news release)
A New Jersey bill would extend completion deadlines for certain solar projects that miss targets due to factors beyond their control, though the state’s consumer advocate says it could increase costs for ratepayers. (RTO Insider, subscription)

CLIMATE:
New York utility regulators tell its regulated investor-owned utilities to file climate vulnerability, mitigation and response studies for commission approval and future implementation. (T&D World)
A New York shoreline restoration program could become a template for coastal resiliency projects for areas experiencing sea level rise and more storm activity. (Inside Climate News)

OIL & GAS: Vermont Gov. Phil Scott considers a gasoline tax holiday, while Maine Gov. Janet Mills doesn’t support the idea and says it would require state legislative approval. (VT Digger, Portland Press Herald)

PIPELINES: Dozens of western Massachusetts residents attend an informational session on a planned pipeline expansion opposed by several environmental groups. (MassLive)

TRANSIT:
New York City’s transit system reaches a settlement in a class action lawsuit that will require 95% of subway stations to have stair-free pathways by 2055, which disability rights advocates say is an insufficient timeline. (New York Times)
Newton, Massachusetts, officials want state officials to provide $85 million for accessibility and service upgrades at three commuter rail stations. (Boston Globe)
A majority of Massachusetts residents support a discounted fare for low-income riders on Boston’s transit system, according to a survey paid for by the Barr Foundation. (Commonwealth Magazine)

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Bridget Reed Morawski

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.