OIL & GAS: New York University says it will divest from fossil fuel investments after decades of student activism. (The Guardian)

ALSO: In Massachusetts, the cities of Boston, Somerville, Salem and Northampton all want to ban new gas hookups via a state pilot program, but only one more city is allowed to do so. (State House News Service)

• New York City’s council votes for a two-year-long battery buy-back program to help delivery workers swap faulty batteries or electric mobility devices for certified-safe models to reduce fire risk — and consider making delivery companies provide functioning e-bikes to workers. (Streetsblog NYC, Gothamist)
• Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Chester County is installing eight new electric vehicle charging ports at government facilities. (Daily Local News)

• Some Rhode Island lawmakers want the state to begin installing solar arrays within highway medians to save on landscaping costs and make use of the unoccupied spaces. (Providence Journal)
• Construction begins on a 4 MW solar farm on a former golf course in Enfield, Connecticut. (Patch)

• Hundreds of boats are being brought ashore in anticipation of Hurricane Lee’s potential landfall in Maine, where soils are already saturated from recent heavy rainfall. (Associated Press)
• Although Hurricane Lee isn’t expected to land in Connecticut, New Jersey or New York, unswimmable conditions and storm damage are anticipated along the Long Island coast. (CBS New York)

BUILDINGS: As New York becomes more vulnerable to floods, a bill winding through the state legislature could require home sellers to disclose prior flood activity and future flood risk. (Associated Press)

TRANSIT: New Jersey’s governor suggests cash payments may be needed to keep the operators of critical commuter buses in business. (Gothamist)

WORKFORCE: A national environmental business group’s new report finds that Massachusetts had the seventh most clean energy jobs of any state last year. (State House News Service)

CLIMATE: Local agencies in the Buffalo, New York, area will share a $13 million federal grant to expand the area’s tree canopy to soak up carbon dioxide and excessive rainfall. (Buffalo 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.