FLOODS: The federal government rejects funding requests from Manville, New Jersey, residents whose homes were devastated by Hurricane Ida, forcing them to either self-finance repairs or accept state buyouts and leave. (Gothamist)

OIL & GAS: A western Pennsylvania fire marshall says early evidence suggests natural gas could’ve caused an explosion that killed five people over the weekend, but the local utility claims there weren’t any issues on their end. (NYDN)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: By 2030, Massachusetts will need to spend billions of dollars to build 10,000 fast chargers and 35,000 Level 2 chargers to support the number of electric vehicles it wants to see on the road. (Boston Globe)

• Some environmentalists accuse Maine officials of hosting a public feedback process for a future offshore wind industry port but internally pushing for a site on undeveloped Sears Island. (Maine Monitor)
• Some of the final components needed for Vineyard Wind’s turbines have arrived in New Bedford, Massachusetts, from France. (New Bedford Light)

TRANSIT: Massachusetts’ goal to reduce driving minutes by 3% from 2015 to 2030 is less ambitious than other states’ targets, but it will need to up the ante to reach its climate goals. (Boston Globe)

UTILITIES: Supporters and opponents of the push for public power in Maine are focusing their arguments on cost and climate mitigation. (Bangor Daily News)

SOLAR: A 75 MW solar project has helped turn a coastal Maryland county into the state’s top solar generating area. (Salisbury Daily Times)

GRID: In New York, a utility-scale energy storage operator proposes two new lithium-ion battery energy storage systems capable of powering 500,000 homes along a busy road on Staten Island. (SI Live)

WORKFORCE: Vineyard Wind and a nonprofit focused on offshore wind workforce development offer a three-day training program for underrepresented Massachusetts businesses to participate in the industry. (news release)

• Warmer, wetter weather is leading to more mosquitos in Vermont this summer. (Valley News)
• A less-common winter storm known as a southeaster is becoming more intense in the Northeast, and Maine’s coastal communities may need to adapt. (Bangor Daily News)

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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.