OIL & GAS: Eversource, New England’s largest power utility, exits one of the country’s most powerful gas trade organizations, calling the departure part of its decarbonization prioritization plan. (WBUR)

GRID: Thousands of mid-Atlantic homes are without power this morning, primarily in Pennsylvania and Maryland, after severe storms swept the region. (PowerOutage.US, 6ABC, WBAL)

• Federal flood maps are usually incomplete or outdated, leaving some Vermonters unaware they were living in a flood zone when severe storms lashed the state last month. (Grist)
• Maine has seen more flash floods this summer than usual, putting pressure on small town public works departments to keep up with the quickening pace of climate change symptoms. (Maine Public Radio)

• Maine considers consistently tracking the growth of invasive green crabs, aided by warmer wintertime water temperatures, which threaten the state’s fisheries. (Bangor Daily News)
• A new draft of Maryland’s climate change mitigation plan suggests the strategy would also benefit Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts through activities like increasing forest buffers and reducing nutrient pollution. (Bay Journal)
• The National Science Foundation grants $6 million to researchers developing a data hub to support climate and coastal resiliency in several Maine and Rhode Island communities. (PBN)

• Amtrak data shows the Boston-to-Brunswick, Maine, route has exceeded 500,000 passengers for this year so far, indicating a ridership rebound to pre-pandemic levels. (Portland Press Herald)
• Massachusetts officials hope sizable public transit ridership upticks tied to the closure of a vital highway tunnel continue after that construction project wraps up. (Boston Globe)

BUILDINGS: Families living in a small development of passive houses near Boston find they’re able to comfortably weather this summer’s high temperatures, with one family saying they’re saving so much money that their utility owes them $1,000. (Wall Street Journal, subscription)

INCINERATION: Maine officials are investigating the reason a Portland trash incineration facility discharged pink-purple emissions late last week, but the company believes a load of waste containing iodine was to blame. (Mainebiz)

ELECTRIFICATION: A Delaware nonprofit grants $20,000 to the state’s transportation agency to help it purchase electric landscaping equipment, like leaf blowers and chainsaws. (news release)

WORKFORCE: In Massachusetts, the Bristol Community College’s Wind Power Lab uses virtual reality to show students what it’s like to work on wind turbines to encourage a career in the field. (SouthCoast Today)

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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.