ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Some Vermonters say they don’t see how they can take advantage of an electric vehicle incentive program for flood victims because of the overall high cost of purchase and the lack of charging proximity. (Seven Days)

• Several Philadelphia-area Wawa gas and convenience stations are slated to receive state-directed federal funds for electric vehicle fast charger installations. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• Cambridge, Massachusetts, has thousands of registered electric vehicles but few driveways, so it’s developing a permitting process for those wanting to charge their cars across the sidewalk. (Boston Globe, WCVB)

• Federal officials approve Revolution Wind, the country’s fourth offshore wind farm, being developed off the Rhode Island coast by Ørsted and Eversource to power 250,000 homes. (E&E News, subscription)
• SouthCoast Wind’s developers ask Rhode Island’s top court to overturn a regulatory decision to postpone review of an underwater power cable for the project until a viable power purchase agreement was struck. (ecoRI)

• Thousands of people were evacuated from homes and businesses in Hartford, Connecticut yesterday after a construction crew struck and ruptured a gas line. (Hartford Courant)
• A gas leak has been detected at a residence in the Plum, Pennsylvania community where a fatal home explosion last week killed six, destroyed three homes and rendered 10 other houses uninhabitable. (WTAE, Associated Press)
• In New York, Rochester Gas and Electric undertakes a $26 million remediation project at a former gas processing plant before the site can be converted into a state park. (WXXI)
• Pennsylvania environmentalists say the results of a University of Pittsburgh study linking adverse health outcomes to living near fracking operations shouldn’t be surprising. (Trib Live)

• Vermont utility regulators establish a short moratorium on electric and gas utility shut-offs for both residences and businesses recovering from recent floods. (Vermont Public)
• The politics around paying for the clean energy transition weigh heavily on Democrats in New York, New Jersey and other states where residents are already struggling with energy costs. (Politico)
• The Maine State Housing Authority warns it won’t have as much funding to support low-income ratepayers this upcoming heating season as it did last year. (News Center Maine)
• A new Efficiency Vermont report highlights which municipalities pay the greatest proportion of their income toward energy costs, with at least one community facing a 44% energy burden. (WCAX)

SOLAR: The planning commission of Hartford, Vermont, votes for a 2.4 acre solar array on undeveloped land, but the project still requires further approvals. (Valley News)

TRANSIT: In Connecticut, a rail line slated to receive modern passenger rail cars with improved rider amenities —  like reliable internet — in 2026 is an upgrade advocates say could attract new riders. (Hartford Courant)

• In Maine, researchers study ancient plant DNA and fossils to determine which plants may survive climate change and which will need help to avoid extinction. (Portland Press Herald)
• As fireflies across the continent struggle to survive amid climate change, light pollution and habitat loss, New York researchers endeavor to track how many are left. (Gothamist)

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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.