SOLAR: Massachusetts solar developers routinely clear trees and green spaces for commercial projects because it’s cheaper than building on open rooftops, a habit clean energy advocates hope to break with newly proposed incentives. (Energy News Network)

• Recent flooding in Vermont has delayed work on an enhanced energy plan that would better describe local solar siting preferences and potentially answer questions from solar-skeptical Rutland residents. (Rutland Herald)
• A Connecticut-based developer announces the completion of a 10 MW solar/15 MWh battery storage system in a town between Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts. (news release)

• Tesla wants to install what would be its largest Level-3 charging station in New England at a Canton, Massachusetts, brewery, which would also host a series of solar carports. (
• Burlington, Vermont’s electric utility installs its first public fast charger, which the city hopes will convince more people to transition to electric vehicles. (WCAX)

PIPELINES: As a small Massachusetts community faces criticism for quietly connecting to natural gas lines, officials say they had to do it to attract businesses. (Boston Globe)

• Financial issues impacting offshore wind development along the Northeast jeopardize the president’s clean energy goals. (Politico)
• Ocean City, New Jersey, leaders begin installing anti-wind signs along the boardwalk to convince tourists to join their cause against Ocean Wind 1. (OCNJ Daily)

• Some New York City public housing units will have gas stoves swapped for induction models as part of a pilot to identify a manufacturer who can make an efficient stove that doesn’t need electrical upgrades. (Gothamist)
• Maryland issues $4 million in grants to upgrade almost 300 homes to a condition where energy efficiency retrofits can be completed. (news release)

HYDROPOWER: In Maine, a Calais dam removal project promises to open an upstream passage for several sea-run fish, while some advocates want the federal relicensing process for five Millinocket dams to force positive changes for a struggling eel. (Maine Monitor)

• New York’s grid operator answers stakeholder questions regarding its recent announcement regarding grid reliability deficiencies by 2025. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• Vineyard Wind completes what it calls the “single heaviest lift” of its 800 MW offshore wind farm: installing an electrical service platform, or offshore substation. (news release)

• Although it’s still too challenging to evaluate Vermont’s waterways, recent floods are suspected to have decimated populations and habitats of various riparian and aquatic creatures. (VTDigger)
• Horticulturalists at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden navigate around numerous issues exacerbated by climate change, like wildfire smoke and extremely hot, lengthy periods. (Brooklyn Eagle)

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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.