OFFSHORE WIND: Rhode Island lawmakers pass legislation requiring major utilities to issue an energy procurement up to 1 GW of new offshore wind capacity by mid-October, with financial incentives to encourage development. (Providence Business News)

ALSO:
A coastal New Jersey town denounces plans to build an underground transmission line that would service a nearby proposed offshore wind farm and come ashore on its beach. (OCNJ Daily)
A Rhode Island legislative committee approves a bill setting an upper limit of up to 1% on financial incentives for offshore wind procurements and leaving the decision for each project in regulators’ hands. (Providence Business News)

COAL: The owner of a closed Pittsburgh coal plant and an environmental group reach a settlement over the facility’s alleged violations of federal wastewater discharge law. (Law360, subscription)

CLIMATE:
Maryland’s climate council considers how to implement the state’s recent landmark climate legislation, specifically regarding transit and energy generation. (Maryland Matters)
Some homes in Camden, New Jersey, experience regular flooding that experts say has become more intense and frequent due to climate change. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• New York’s top environmental official tours a farm to observe climate crisis-mitigating agricultural practices. (NNY360)

BUILDINGS:
• A building owned by New York’s public university system is one of New York City’s worst greenhouse gas emitters, which observers say is the result of a lack of funding to upgrade the facility. (Inside Climate News)
• Some New York City real estate developers are now embracing a local low-emission building law disliked by many in their industry, pointing to financial incentives and the potential to charge rental premiums for environmentally friendly buildings. (Commercial Observer)

GRID:
• Anti-transmission project activism across the U.S., including that blocking Central Maine Power’s controversial project, prevents thousands of megawatts of renewable energy from being brought onto the grid. (CNBC)
• The build-out of the Champlain Hudson Power Express project in New York will likely start in parts of Washington County by the fall, according to development officials. (Post Star)

TRANSIT:
Philadelphia paints some of its dedicated bus lanes a bright fire truck red to reduce the number of drivers occupying them and holding up rapid transit. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Transit officials around Buffalo, New York, will use $650,000 in federal funding to upgrade bus service along one of the local transport agency’s most traveled routes. (Buffalo News)

AFFORDABILITY: Reporting that a number of customers seem to have received inaccurate bills in recent weeks, a Philadelphia newspaper explains what to do if the weather normalization adjustment on your gas bill seems wrong. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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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.