SOLAR: Solar owners in Washington, D.C. now need to manually track generation stats, the local utility announces after utility regulators say it violated local law while developing community solar; the change will likely eliminate owners’ power bill savings. (DCist)

ALSO: A solar developer sues a Massachusetts town over zoning regulations, claiming they’re too restrictive for development and threaten five of its projects. (PV Magazine)

• Federal forecasters have increased the likelihood that this year’s Atlantic hurricane season will see “an above-normal level of activity.” (Boston Globe)
• A new report notes that Vermont saw 17 federally declared disasters in the decade prior to 2021, highlighting the need for the state to increase its climate resiliency efforts. (Burlington Free Press)
• Northeast fishers adjust to catch an abundance of fish traveling to the region amid warming waters, like black sea bass, as some traditional local favorites struggle to adapt. (The People’s Radio)

GEOTHERMAL: Eversource begins drilling dozens of bore holes for its first-in-the-nation project: a utility-scale networked geothermal loop in Framingham, Massachusetts. (news resource)

UTILITIES: Maine’s major environmental groups so far haven’t gotten involved in discussions over whether the state should form a public power authority, but one organization says it doesn’t think it would change the state’s climate trajectory. (Bangor Daily News)

CARBON REMOVAL: A Portland-based ocean carbon sequestration startup delivers its first carbon removal credits after sinking 1,000 tons of wood buoys made from forestry trimmings off the Icelandic coast. (Greenbiz)

FLOODS: Following major flooding that devastated the city, hundreds of Montpelier, Vermont, residents gather to discuss whether and how it can rebuild and resist future disasters. (NBC 5)

GAS: The board of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, approves two easements on county-owned trail land for a biomethane digester plant. (Indiana Gazette)

• A Vermont utility kicks off a monthly subscription service for ratepayers to borrow and test electric vehicles for as long as desired. (WCAX)
• Massachusetts drivers can begin benefiting from new and updated electric vehicle rebates valued up to $3,500. (WBUR)
• A Presque Isle, Maine, hospital leases two electric trucks for its maintenance team to use between its regional facilities as it aims for net-zero emissions by 2050. (Bangor Daily News)

• Amtrak begins thrice-a-day bus service from three Massachusetts cities — Worcester, New Bedford and Fall River — to connect to its Providence, Rhode Island, rail station. (Providence Journal)
• Rhode Island’s public transit agency extends free fares for another month on a popular bus route but says the pilot program will end in late September. (Providence Journal)

WORKFORCE: Entities including high schools to innovation centers across Rhode Island are launching offshore wind workforce planning and training initiatives. (ecoRI)

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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.