OIL & GAS: Federal officials remove Pennsylvania’s utility commission from their investigation of a March explosion at a chocolate factory that may have been caused by a gas leak over the state agency’s refusal to provide certain information. (Associated Press)

ALSO: Federal environmental officials take “emergency action” to clean up a defunct diesel plant alongside a Caribou, Maine, river before the riverfront can be revitalized. (Bangor Daily News)

TRANSIT: Observers question if New York City officials are doing enough to encourage Manhattan commuters to switch to public transit ahead of the start of its congestion traffic toll program. (The City)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric vehicle registrations in Vermont have surged and are picking up speed, state data show. (Burlington Free Press)

• Ørsted’s chief executive discusses recent complications in offshore wind financing in front of a New York Climate Week crowd but notes the industry “will bring [prices] back down.” (Recharge News)
• Six Northeast governors ask federal officials for faster permitting, a  revenue-sharing program and clean energy tax credit guidance to boost the struggling offshore wind industry. (RTO Insider, subscription)

• After a summer of regional flooding, experts discuss whether home insurers would pull out of New England’s market as they have in California and Florida. (Boston Globe)
• Baltimore receives a $4 million grant to build a solar-powered organic waste composting facility that will help the city reduce its emissions. (Baltimore Sun)
• Maryland’s top environmental official signs the state up for an intergovernmental pact to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, which aligns with the state’s existing net-zero by 2045 goal. (news release)

FLOODS: Residents of a Baltimore neighborhood where flooding last week ruined several small businesses say officials ignored their concerns about heavy rainfall and rising creek levels. (Baltimore Brew)

BIOGAS: The majority of income for a planned biodigester facility in Pennsylvania’s Indiana County will come from carbon credits. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

SOLAR: An abutting landowner and an environmental nonprofit end their appeal of three solar projects in Massachusetts’ Franklin County, despite the owner’s concern for the farmland that will host the panels. (Greenfield Recorder)

BUILDINGS: A $2.25 million federal grant will help a New York City apartment building make critical energy upgrades, including a transition away from gas stoves. (SI Live)

COMMENTARY: A New York editorial board writes that it’s hard to see how a Buffalo-area cryptomining operation complies with the state’s climate laws. (Buffalo News)

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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.