BUILDINGS: After hitting a heat pump installation goal early, Maine ups the ante and pledges to install 175,000 more heat pumps by 2027. (WMTW, Portland Press Herald)

ALSO: Carroll County, Maryland, considers forming an energy efficiency strategy program to find ways to reduce emissions and save money at municipal facilities. (Carroll County Times)

PIPELINES: Massachusetts sends Eversource back to the drawing board after finding the utility’s draft environmental impact report over a planned Springfield-Longmeadow secondary gas line doesn’t comply with state law and lacks enough research and outreach. (MassLive)

• New Jersey sues a federal agency for what it characterizes as an incomplete, inadequate environmental and social review of New York City’s planned traffic congestion toll, a policy some say could hurt New Jersey commuters. (Reuters)
• Some Boston-area residents say unpredictable service make them unlikely to use the public transit system, a major hurdle to achieving climate goals for both the city and state. (Boston Globe)
• Some Pittsburgh residents question whether the nearly $300 million projected cost of a bus rapid transit system would be better spent elsewhere. (Pittsburgh City Paper)

FLOODING: Vermont environmentalists say recent devastating floods should spur restoration and protection efforts for wetlands, which can help act as a sponge amid excess precipitation. (NBC News)

SOLAR: As Chesapeake Bay states install increasingly more solar power, experts call for better study of how solar panel rainwater runoff impacts the watershed. (Bay Journal)

OFFSHORE WIND: The controversial Jones Act — which requires American-made vessels to transport cargo within the U.S. — is helping the Philly Shipyard participate in the burgeoning regional offshore wind economy by building sector-specific vessels. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

• New York City officials locate dozens of unlicensed e-bike batteries at a charging hub operated by Grubhub and JOCO, which say the issues are misunderstandings they intend to clarify. (The City)
• A Long Island, New York, town plans to install two dozen new electric vehicle chargers once it amends its local laws around their use. (Newsday)
• E-scooters are banned in Pennsylvania, leaving an e-scooter company in limbo after its contract to operate in Pittsburgh expires. (Next Pittsburgh)

• Vulnerable populations in New Hampshire’s urban areas struggle to cope with the rising heat index without many options for relief. (New Hampshire Bulletin)
• Officials in southern New Jersey warn that a toxic blue-green algae bloom is proliferating in an area pond, a deadly problem exacerbated in part by global warming and fertilizer use. (WHYY)

COMMENTARY: An editorial board suggests that Northeast states, including New Jersey, were too quick to adopt offshore wind development and neglected to do so in a cost-effective way. (Press of Atlantic City)

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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.