OFFSHORE WIND: Developers propose four new offshore wind projects for New Jersey’s coastal waters, including two that wouldn’t be visible from the shore. (Associated Press)

COURTS: Baltimore’s climate misinformation lawsuit against major oil companies returns to a local circuit court after a lengthy push by the corporations to bring the case before a federal judge. (Daily Record)

COAL: Newly published research shows the number of emergency room visits for heart attacks and strokes in Pittsburgh fell dramatically after a large coal processing plant closed. (Environmental Health News)

NUCLEAR: Although stored nuclear waste from Maine’s former Yankee nuclear plant should remain dry at its current location, the company’s protection measures were drafted without climate change in mind. (Bangor Daily News)

SOLAR: A Maine town’s new solar ordinance gives pause to some voters who say it could restrict a homeowner’s ability to install rooftop panels. (Sun Journal)

• Pennsylvania utility regulators approve an almost $1 million revised settlement over a 2019 gas explosion caused by the utility failing to install certain equipment during a gas main upgrade. (Tribune-Democrat)
• State, fire and utility officials respond to three days of evacuations in a week at a Staten Island school linked to natural gas odors and carbon monoxide detection. (SI Live)

• A coastal Massachusetts town debates what to do about a set of popular capeside cottages that face sea level rise and flood risk. (Boston Globe)
• Knowing extreme weather will likely return, businesses in Vermont’s capital question where and how they should rebuild after recent devastating floods. (Associated Press)
• As summertime temperatures rise, more Mainers opt for at-home air conditioning, an amenity often considered an unnecessary luxury in the state. (Portland Press Herald)
• Cambridge, Massachusetts, kicks off an energy efficiency program to help interested residents electrify their homes with free consultations. (Boston Globe)

TECH: Environmental problem solvers in Maryland turn to artificial intelligence to help understand and mitigate climate change, creating models to identify future solar farm locations or track disappearing tree canopy. (Maryland Matters)

COMMENTARY: Amid a summer of extreme weather, a Philadelphia editorial board urges climate action, noting that inaction will result in “a lifetime of cruel summers.” (Philadelphia Inquirer, subscription)

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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.