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CLIMATE: A new study ties the record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season and its heavy rainfall to climate change, demonstrating that the problem is not decades away but already here. (New York Times)

ALSO:
A report published by a nonprofit and a Yale University climate and health institute finds Connecticut should set a zero-emissions by 2050 goal to outpace climate change. (New Haven Register)
Maine’s forest service has already counted roughly 50% more wildfires than usual by this time of year, a concern they attribute to the effects of climate change. (Bangor Daily News)

TRANSIT:
In New York City, a man shoots 10 people and causes injuries to 13 other riders on a subway car, interrupting transit services for hours. (NBC News)
Transit observers worry the attack will hurt efforts to encourage several million New Yorkers who stopped using the subway at the start of the pandemic to ride the rails once more. (Gothamist)
A decades-long plan to bring ferry service between Manhattan and South Amboy, New Jersey, may finally come to fruition this fall. (MyCentralJersey.com)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
A Maryland county council considers requiring builders to install electric vehicle-ready outlets in new homes starting in July 2023. (WTOP)
Founded by a student living in Syracuse University’s dorms in 2013, the world’s first ultra-fast mobile electric vehicle charging network is now headquartered in Massachusetts with dozens of employees. (Daily Orange)

GAS:
New York’s inability to pass a ban on gas use in new buildings exemplifies how difficult it is to pass such measures even in very liberal areas. (Washington Post)
A Pennsylvania town board authorizes a company to install gas fuel cells and an electric substation, which will be used to power the business’ semiconductor-related operations. (Lehigh Valley Live)

CLEAN ENERGY: Maine environmental advocates want lawmakers to pass a bill instructing state utility regulators to solicit new grid-scale solar and wind power project proposals. (News Center Maine)

CRYPTOMINING: The New York Assembly considers a bill to temporarily stop the use of a standard cryptomining technique and direct state officials to study the environmental impact of powering such operations with fossil fuel-generated electricity. (Earther)

UTILITIES: A small number of recently created social media accounts seem to be echoing Maine investor-owned utilities’ talking points while commenting on articles related to the push for a consumer-owned utility. (Spectrum News)

GRID:
Ørsted asks New Jersey utility regulators to let it bury an offshore wind farm transmission line under a popular Ocean City beach, drawing criticism from local residents and their elected officials. (NJ.com)
In New York’s Hudson Valley, construction labor leaders tout their support of two proposed transmission lines to bring power from Canada to downstate. (Mid Hudson News)

OFFSHORE WIND:
Researchers tracked fish near Rhode Island’s Block Island wind farm for seven years and found most species weren’t impacted by turbine operations, and some were attracted to the structures. (Providence Journal)
Federal ocean energy management officials and a Gulf of Maine task force will hold a virtual public meeting next month to discuss commercial wind planning and other topics. (news release)

SOLAR: A New England grocers association installs a 1 MW rooftop solar array on a New Hampshire warehouse. (news release)

AFFORDABILITY: Central Hudson’s recent electric bill hikes have made at least one high-paying customer of a local business switch to a different company — but the utility warns electric supply charges will continue to rise. (Daily Freeman)

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Bridget Reed Morawski

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.