GRID: Maine’s top court decides that the referendum that blocked Central Maine Power’s controversial transmission line was likely unconstitutional, but sends the matter back to a lower court. (Maine Public Radio)

ALSO: Central Maine Power’s transmission line project still faces numerous legal challenges that could lead it to miss a contractual construction deadline set with Massachusetts. (Bangor Daily News)

TRANSIT: American and Canadian officials will consider plans to develop a Montréal-Boston train line, with stops in northern Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as western Maine and the Portland area. (Montréal Gazette)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
New Jersey often mirrors California’s environmental policies, but the governor has not committed to a ban on gas-powered vehicles and observers say it’s unclear which way the state will go. (NJ Spotlight)
Proposed New York legislation would create e-bike rebates that would cover up to $1,100 for any bike up to $2,200. (Electrek)
A Vermont utility helps a school district buy four electric school buses to start the new school year. (NBC 5)

BUILDINGS: Developers are aiming to make a long-planned recreation and nature center in the Berkshires a net-zero facility as they finally begin construction. (Berkshire Eagle)

CLIMATE:
Some New York power plant operators are joining unions and business groups to call for a slower transition away from fossil fuels, which they say will prevent large price hikes or power shortages. (Times Union)
Philadelphia is among the cities showing climate mitigation leadership, but hurdles there underscore problems that will need to be confronted in other cities. (Inside Climate News)

GEOTHERMAL: A suburban Boston town will be the first in the country next year to construct a networked geothermal system. (Yale Climate Connections)

EFFICIENCY:
A small northern Maine city’s home energy efficiency program stands out for offering loans to landlords to complete projects that will save money for both landlords and tenants. (Bangor Daily News)
Maine municipalities with fewer than 5,000 residents are eligible for a new efficiency grant program administered by Efficiency Maine. (WABI)

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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.