INCINERATION: Massachusetts environmentalists cheer a provision in the state’s latest climate law that ends subsidies for wood-burning power plants. (MassLive)

FINANCE: New York’s comptroller says the state’s pension funds will assess the energy transition progress of 28 publicly traded oil and gas companies. (Spectrum News)

SOLAR: Three solar firms developing projects in Mechanic Falls, Maine, challenge the town attorney’s assertion that local officials have the right to annually inspect local arrays. (Sun Journal)

GRID: New York regulators authorize multiple transmission projects, including a $1.2 billion transmission rebuild and new transmission facilities for a 291 MW wind farm. (Utility Dive)

WIND: A solar developer files a request with state regulators to install a 2.2 MW wind turbine in Stamford, Vermont. (Bennington Banner)

EQUITY: In New York City, Harlem community leaders point to data showing their neighborhood is a heat island and call for climate equity. (amNY)

CLIMATE:
An affluent coastal Connecticut town aims to develop a sustainability and climate resiliency plan by the end of 2023, which will outline strategies for efficiency and transportation, among other topics. (New Haven Register)
Climate change is likely a major factor behind a suddenly booming population of white ibis — a bird typically found in the southeastern U.S. — along the New Jersey shore. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
An ongoing shortage of packaged carbon dioxide is leading breweries across Maine to look to alternative processes, like substituting nitrogen or capturing used carbon. (WMTW)

EXTREME WEATHER:
As New Hampshire faces its third drought in a decade, the state is offering assistance to low-income households that own a drought-stricken well to upgrade or redig. (WCVB)
Mercury and carbon dioxide levels spiked last month across New England due to a heat wave that increased cooling power demand. (Boston Globe)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Frederick, Maryland, company works to develop more efficient electric vehicle chargers that also can serve as a customer interface for host businesses. (Daily Record)

AFFORDABILITY:
Officials across Maine castigate Central Maine Power for filing a 30% distribution rate hike request. (Mainebiz)
Some New York state lawmakers consider banning utilities from issuing estimated bills as their constituents complain of significantly higher bills than expected. (Spectrum News)

CLEAN ENERGY: The New York Power Authority partners with a housing agency to host a picnic with interactive games to teach a community about renewable energy. (WWNY)

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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.