HEAT: Rhode Island consumer advocates say the state should do more to protect ratepayers from summertime utility shutoffs as higher summer temperatures create dangerous conditions for those who can’t afford their bills. (Providence Journal)


  • Massachusetts’ House and Senate energy committee chairs say they ought to be able to pass new climate legislation this session despite icy relations between the pair. (CommonWealth Magazine)
  • Clean energy project interconnection issues and continued use of trash incineration plants will make it hard for Maryland to reach its ambitious climate goals, even as the state receives federal funds for emissions reduction. (Inside Climate News)
  • Over half of New York’s thousands of air-polluting facilities may not be complying with state regulations because state officials haven’t examined old permits. (Times Union)

CLEAN ENERGY: Massachusetts’ governor forms a new clean energy siting and permitting commission to ensure equitable siting and benefits. (news release)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Maine’s Acadia National Park begins testing two different electric buses to shuttle tourists as it looks to transition away from propane-fueled models. (Maine Public Radio)


  • A recent Vermont climate council meeting heats up as debate continues on whether the state should allow biomass generation. (WAMC)
  • A citizen-driven food waste diversion program in Canton, Connecticut, saves the town money via lower tipping fees and creates biofuel with the scraps. (Hartford Courant)




FLOODS: A Boston newspaper provides an overview of typical flood insurance policies and requirements for New Englanders recovering from recent flash floods. (Boston Globe)

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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.