CLIMATE: In Connecticut, proposed legislation would empower the state’s environmental agency to write new rules it deems necessary to meet decarbonization goals; critics call it a “power grab.” (Energy News Network)

ALSO: The U.S. Supreme Court denies an appeal by several oil and gas majors as to whether Rhode Island’s climate change lawsuit should be tried in federal court. (Providence Journal)

OFFSHORE WIND: Avangrid’s chief executive officer says the utility has defaulted on part of its offshore wind agreement with several Massachusetts utilities, but did not elaborate on which provision. (CommonWealth Magazine)

• A major building emissions reduction bill heads to the Vermont governor’s desk, but some lawmakers still have different interpretations of the bill. (Vermont Public Radio, VT Digger)
While entities like Habitat for Humanity are demonstrating the value of emissions-free housing, Connecticut lawmakers this year have mostly declined to take action supporting it. (CT Mirror)
• Maryland provides Frederick County with roughly $572,000 to support home energy efficiency retrofits for low-to-moderate income residents. (news release)

GRID: A New Jersey utility wants to replace an underwater power cable and bring another back online – almost 30 years after it was decommissioned – to increase reliability on a barrier island. (Lavallette-Seaside Shorebeat)

BIOENERGY: Vermont’s Climate Council decides to keep biomass power plants within its renewable energy portfolio requirements. (WBRC)

• West Haven, Connecticut, resurrects its municipal energy commission — which hasn’t publicly met since 2015 — to focus on residential energy bill cost savings and renewable energy projects. (New Haven Register)
• Connecticut utility regulators extend a gas and electric utility shut-off moratorium to October 31 amid continued affordability concerns. (WTNH)

• In Maine, state transit officials issue two studies that find passenger trains between Portland and Bangor are unlikely to happen anytime soon, instead suggesting bus network expansions to fulfill transit needs. (Bangor Daily News)
• Massachusetts considers offering free or discounted fares to some riders of Boston’s transit system during a key tunnel closure this summer. (

• Massachusetts plans to use the rest of its Volkswagen emissions scandal settlement funds toward electrifying its regional buses. (The Guardian, Mass Live)
• New York City’s transit agency says riders can travel with electric micromobility devices but cannot charge within the system. (NY Daily News)
• National Grid will soon begin using its first all-electric bucket truck, which will have a larger range than needed for most work days. (SI Advance)
• A New York news outlet maps out the location of every single electric vehicle charging station in the state. (Times Union)

NUCLEAR: Residents and environmentalists fight against a company’s plan to release radioactive water into the Hudson River as it decommissions the Indian Point nuclear facility. (City Limits)

OIL & GAS: Pennsylvania state officials, the natural gas industry and other business leaders convene at the Marcellus Shale Coalition to discuss the fuel’s role in the energy transition, among other topics. (WBRE)

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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.