GRID: Supporters of a battery storage development replacing a fossil-fuel-burning power plant in western Massachusetts say the facility could be used as a model elsewhere. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: A northern New York community’s fight against a local battery storage facility despite their persistent power reliability struggle underscores the difficulty of siting such projects because of fire fears. (Wired)

• Ørsted buys Eversource Energy’s 50% stake in their co-owned offshore wind lease area near Massachusetts for $625 million. (WindPower Monthly)
• The developer of the 966 MW Skipjack Wind farm plans to conduct offshore geophysical surveys this fall around the Delaware waters where the facility is slated for construction. (WRDE)

• A New Jersey appellate court decides state environmental officials need to reconsider allowing an expansion of the Tennessee Gas Company pipeline and related equipment upgrades in north New Jersey. (NJ Advance Media)
• A central New York home explosion over the weekend occurred after a car crashed into the house, damaging the gas meter and lines. (

• New Jersey state law requires commercial building owners to begin tracking their energy use in the coming weeks and share that data with the state utility board. (WHYY)
• Homes in a New York City neighborhood are caving in as climate change leads to higher sea levels and subsequently rising groundwater tables. (THE CITY)
• Several Maine schools let students out early last week because of sweltering heat and insufficient cooling in classrooms. (Maine Public Radio)

• A New York county’s industrial development agency extends the deadline for an energy developer to secure financing to purchase 88 acres of land for a solar manufacturing plant. (NNY360)
• The developer of a proposed 70 MW solar farm in Maine’s Downeast area says it needs tax increment financing for the project to be economically viable. (Ellsworth American)

• Federal emergency officials label 483 census tracts as community disaster resilience zones, including neighborhoods across the Mid-Atlantic, which they say will help redirect money to those communities for climate resiliency. (WHYY)
• New York City’s chief climate officer discusses infrastructure problems that make protecting residents more challenging. (New York Times)
• Residents of Maine’s Chebeague Island get a glimpse of how coastal erosion will impact their lands if the Gulf of Maine continues to warm after an important access road to a popular sandbar is washed out. (Portland Press Herald)

TRANSIT: A transportation news outlet examines whether Philadelphia’s free transit for city workers program is a replicable model for other cities given the cost of implementation. (Streetsblog USA)

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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.