OFFSHORE WIND: Some New England fishers tell federal officials they’re relying on outdated fishing data to determine where offshore wind leases in the Gulf of Maine might have the least commercial impact. (Portland Press Herald)

ALSO: Maine’s legislature will consider passing a bill today that will set a 3 GW of offshore wind power by 2040 goal, a policy that would kick off new projects. (Canary Media, Associated Press)

• New York says its overall emissions fell by nearly 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide between 2020 and 2022, attributing the decrease to fossil fuel displacement, but reliability shortfalls could lead to peaker plant use. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• Canada’s energy regulator gives the necessary approvals for its side of a 36-mile transmission line that will bring hydropower from Québec to New York. (Hydro Review)

• Already halfway to its emissions reduction goal, Maryland will soon begin collecting public comments on how it can cross the finish line. (E&E News)
• Numerous climate disasters this summer in Vermont tarnish its reputation as a climate-safe haven. (VT Digger)
• Thousands of climate refugees fleeing Puerto Rico because of catastrophic hurricanes have found a new home in Buffalo, New York. (Yale Climate Connections)
• More than 70 Massachusetts beaches are closed due to high bacteria levels from wastewater and sewage pipes inundated with heavy precipitation, a problem intensified by climate change. (Boston Globe)
• With public health threatened amid climate change, hospitals in the Pittsburgh area are identifying ways to reduce their carbon impact. (Daily Climate)

• Staten Island says it plans to sue New York City’s transit agency over its traffic congestion tolling plan, which the borough’s president describes as treating its residents like tourists. (NBC New York)
• Maryland officials set numerous open house dates for Baltimore-area residents to provide feedback on an east-west city transit line plan. (Baltimore Sun)

HYDROPOWER: An early July hydroelectric dam malfunction may have killed off an entire brood of salmon along Maine’s Penobscot River, some conservationists fear. (Bangor Daily News)

• Near Albany, New York, a farming family seeks a zoning exemption to install a 35-acre agrivoltaic array within their agricultural land. (Altamont Enterprise)
• Construction begins on a solar array in Maryland’s Howard County that will help power a local church and a university, as well as set aside power for community solar subscribers. (Daily Record)

NUCLEAR: Massachusetts regulators decide a nuclear decommissioner cannot dump water from the Pilgrim plant’s spent nuclear fuel pool into the Cape Cod Bay, a widely opposed plan. (CommonWealth Magazine)

HYDROGEN: Pennsylvania environmentalists fear a jobs-focused push for hydrogen development in the state won’t result in carbon emissions reduction. (Spotlight PA)

• A federal appeals court dismisses two environmental justice challenges to the Weymouth, Massachusetts, compressor station, citing its lack of jurisdiction. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• Some residents of a Newark, New Jersey, apartment complex say they smelled gas before it exploded over the weekend. (NBC New York)
• In Massachusetts, two men have been hospitalized with serious injuries after attempting to repair oil-burning equipment that failed after Friday’s storms. (WMUR)

FLOODING: A coalition of communities along Massachusetts’ Charles River team up to address increasing flood risk that spills over from one municipality to another. (Yale Climate Connections)

HEAT: Philadelphia selects almost three dozen new locations for public cooling centers to be activated if the city declares a heat health emergency. (WHYY)

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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.