CLIMATE: A New York sports authority is making huge investments in the state’s winter tourism economy, but some observers say the money isn’t well spent considering the impact of climate change on winter sports. (WLPR)

FLOODS:
• As Vermont begins to recover from widespread flood damage, few residents have flood insurance policies, a trend mirrored across the Northeast and the country as a whole as the flood insurance market has contracted. (Heatmap)
• Western Massachusetts’ aging stormwater infrastructure failed amid heavy rains and flooding, but local leaders worry their towns won’t receive federal disaster aid due to established damage minimums. (Mass Live, Berkshire Eagle)
• In New York, an East Harlem community garden installs stormwater infrastructure, like permeable walkways, to reduce flood risk as the neighborhood waits for state and city infrastructure investments. (Inside Climate News)

HEAT: Although southeastern Pennsylvania has had a very wet month, the state is still under a drought watch due in part to a lack of persistent rain. (WHYY)

BUILDINGS:
• New Jersey utility regulators postpone a vote on updated building electrification rules to have more time to examine scores of public comments received in late June. (New Jersey Monitor)
• Roughly $3.6 million in federal funds will help support deep energy efficiency retrofits at two Connecticut public schools. (news release)

GRID: Murmurs of opposition to a proposed northern Maine transmission line seem to echo initial resistance to Central Maine Power’s power line project. (Bangor Daily News)

OFFSHORE WIND: Municipal leaders of Long Beach Island tell New Jersey environmental officials they’re prepared to take legal action against offshore wind development over alleged regulatory noncompliance. (Patch)

UTILITIES:
• National Grid is trying to hire the head of Massport for an executive position, according to recently filed ethics disclosures. (Boston Globe)
• Connecticut utility regulators consider imposing a new high-priority incident response standard on Eversource after live wires trapped an occupied vehicle. (NBC Connecticut)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Pittsburgh International Airport receives $3 million in federal funds to purchase zero-emissions vehicles and install related infrastructure, the only funding round recipient in the Northeast. (news release)

COMMENTARY: A climate advocate argues that even though the state is a science and tech hub, Massachusetts students receive little to no education on climate change at the K-12 level. (WBUR)

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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.