GRID: Massachusetts lawmakers consider letting the developers of the New England Clean Energy Connect power line renegotiate their contracts because construction costs increased while the project was litigated. (Associated Press)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• Rhode Island regulators hold off on further consideration of SouthCoast Wind’s application for a transmission line in the Sakonnet River after the developer ended its long-term power purchase contracts with Massachusetts utilities. (Providence Journal)
• In New Jersey, Ørsted’s litigation to prod Cape May County and Ocean City into making needed approvals, as well as citizens groups’ legal appeal of the project’s regulatory process, will likely delay the state’s first offshore wind project. (WHYY)
• Two offshore wind bills vetoed by Maine’s governor over labor concerns may still have a path to passage after legislators clarified language that would’ve barred most Maine construction companies from participating. (Maine Public)

FINANCE: The creators of New York’s carbon pricing initiative hear from those who designed a similar program in Washington state, who say New York needs to remember that consumers don’t see program benefits for a couple years, but see higher prices sooner. (Washington State Standard)

OIL & GAS: A Hartford, Connecticut, wetlands commission approves a river crossing permit for a gas line and fuel cell project planned by the University of Hartford near a high school. (Hartford Courant)

SOLAR:
Maine ratepayers will likely see further rate hikes until the state’s significant solar subsidies are officially rolled back at the end of 2024, the state’s top utility regulator says. (Bangor Daily News)
• The developer of a proposed 50 MW solar array in Hinsdale, New Hampshire, confirms the project is still underway despite little progress in recent years. (Brattleboro Reformer)
• Construction wraps up on a 1.75 MW rooftop community solar project in Piscataway, New Jersey. (news release)
• A racquet club in Brunswick, Maine, installs a rooftop solar array to celebrate fifty years of operation and to produce more energy than it needs. (Times Record)

CLIMATE:
• A Philadelphia artist whose work centers on climate change served as the inspiration for a new study finding that paintings help an audience navigate their political biases around the topic. (WHYY)
• A Vermont theater company’s new performance around social justice and breathing proves timely amid Canadian wildfire smoke and poor air quality. (Seven Days)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Pennsylvania county will use roughly $475,000 in state and local funds to purchase eight electric vehicles and install six charging stations. (The Sentinel)

FLOODS: More heavy rain and strong winds are complicating flood recovery efforts in inundated Vermont and triggering flood watches in parts of New Hampshire. (WCAX, NHPR)

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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.