OFFSHORE WIND: SouthCoast Wind’s developer agrees to pay $60 million, pending state approval, to cancel its power purchase agreement with three Massachusetts utilities, which it says it can no longer honor amid rising costs. (CommonWealth Magazine)

• The majority of New Jersey residents continue to support offshore wind development, but the number of supporters has fallen dramatically since 2011, according to a new Monmouth University poll. (Asbury Park Press)
An alliance of tribal nations across the Northeast tries to ensure their land rights and voices are respected amid offshore wind development but face hurdles like a lack of trained staff. (WSHU)

• Johns Hopkins University and the city of Baltimore have lobbyists on their payroll who also represent the fossil fuel industry, despite their decarbonization measures and the city’s climate lawsuit, according to a new database. (WBAL)
• A northern Maine engineering firm has been selected to design a $100 million biofuel facility using sugarcane waste in Louisiana. (Bangor Daily News)

AFFORDABILITY: A New York energy research agency finds that power prices could shoot up 64% to incorporate inflation and renewable energy transition costs, meaning many projects might not be viable without further financial guarantees. (Times Union)

FLOODS: A University of New Hampshire poll finds that 13% of all Vermonters saw flood damage in July at their home or workplace, although residents of some regions reported more significant impacts. (VT Digger)

• New York’s grid operator warns federal energy regulators not to allow the developer of a 140 MW solar array in central New York to bypass certain interconnection processes because of the ripple effect it could have in the power marketplace. (RTO Insider, subscription)
• A developer says it will need to knock down a lot of trees in order to build a 9.35 MW solar array near Amherst, Massachusetts. (Daily Hampshire Gazette)
• Killingly, Connecticut, installs a 1 MW solar array at a high school, offsetting most of the facility’s power demand. (news release)

• The Sierra Club publicly endorses plans to create a consumer-owned utility in Maine, saying the move would lead to a faster, cheaper decarbonized grid. (Kennebec Journal)
• New Jersey utilities have suspended their appliance recycling programs amid questions over whether the company contracted to do the work is still operating. (

CLIMATE: A large western Pennsylvania county’s council unanimously votes to direct the local sustainability agency to draft a climate action plan by next July. (Trib Live)

• A Connecticut editorial board member argues that the state’s cities and transit networks could reduce vehicular travel by mirroring measures taken in two Scandinavian cities with similar challenges. (CT Mirror)
• In Massachusetts, two electrical union reps write that, contrary to recent reports, their industry isn’t struggling with a labor shortage and can meet the state’s clean energy transition workforce needs. (CommonWealth Magazine)

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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.