EQUITY: Connecticut residents who struggle to pay their energy bills often suffer from physical and mental health issues as a result, according to a new study. (Energy News Network)

FOSSIL FUELS:
Pennsylvania’s supportive oil and gas industry policies haven’t resulted in new jobs or higher incomes in the state’s rural southwestern counties, a report from an Ohio River Valley-focused think tank finds. (Pittsburgh Business Times)
Construction is disturbing coal ash piles amid preparations for a planned — but largely unpermitted — New York wind turbine manufacturing center, worrying residents. (Times Union)

TRANSIT:
The revenue model of New York City’s transit agency isn’t working as intended as ridership continues to lag, leaving the MTA with a $2.6 billion predicted operating shortfall by 2025. (Bloomberg CityLab)
Some New York City transit agency board members want to institute policies for bringing battery-powered bikes and scooters on transit lines, citing combustibility concerns. (The City)
A Philadelphia-area county committee approves spending $241 million for highway and bridge work and almost $62 million for transit system upgrades, paid for with federal and state funds. (Reading Eagle)

CLIMATE:
New federal legislation may help Maine prevent further ecological and economic damage in the face of climate change, but it’s unclear how much it will directly help other states, like New Jersey. (Bangor Daily News, NJ Spotlight)
Record-high summer temperatures provide evidence that climate change is already making its mark on the Boston area. (Boston Globe)
A panel of academics, nonprofit employees and industry leaders discuss different approaches to carbon sequestration in Maine. (Maine Public Radio)

CLEAN ENERGY: New Jersey awards almost $4 million to 45 start-ups that are inventing new technology that could help the state meet its clean energy goals. (news release)

UTILITIES: Several Vermont towns are coming together to form an energy district that can help them lower energy consumption, with one town planning a solar array and others undertaking efficiency measures. (NBC 5)

GRID:
A suburban Boston substation explodes, causing a large fire but causing no injuries or power outages; an investigation is ongoing. (NBC Boston, WCVB)
Central Maine Power plans to augment a substation with a generator due to fear that increased cooling demand will result in outages. (WMTW)

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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.