FLOODS: Vermont is one of the few states that doesn’t require flood-related disclosures in the home purchase or rental process, often leaving buyers and renters in the dark. (VT Digger)

• In Maryland, a new transportation and infrastructure commission discusses a future without gas taxes in favor of mileage-based fees amid rising fuel efficiency and electric vehicle adoption. (Maryland Matters)
• Federal pipeline safety officials propose new safety rules aimed at preventing another catastrophe like the series of gas explosions that swept through the Massachusetts communities of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover in 2018. (Associated Press)

HYDROPOWER: Massachusetts officials say early clean-up activities have been conducted and an investigation continues at a hydroelectric plant that collapsed this week, causing a small oil spill in the Chicopee River. (Boston Globe)

OFFSHORE WIND: A trade group confirming that offshore wind projects are Jones Act compliant says there seemed to be notably more foreign workers than domestic during a recent visit to Vineyard Wind. (Standard-Times)

• New York City directed Rikers Island prison officials to transfer unused land to agencies to install green infrastructure in 2019, but the current mayor has backed off from the plan. (Planetizen)
• On New York’s Long Island, developers constructing homes at all price points are turning to solar panels to create greener properties. (Newsday)

• A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher says “soft” technologies used to deploy solar energy infrastructure need to become as cheap and efficient as solar hardware has become in recent years. (Boston Globe)
• A Cornell University mechanical engineering professor explains why solar facility batteries are generally safe and why the risk of a fire — like the one being investigated at an upstate New York solar farm —  is “manageable.” (WWNY)
• Federal officials grant $100,000 to a nonprofit green bank to expand community solar in Maryland. (news release)

• From inundating rain storms and extended heat waves, extreme summer weather in the Northeast threatens the region’s storied — and economically vital — fall foliage tourism season. (Washington Post)
• More coastal New Hampshire communities are taking steps to protect their access to safe drinking water, switching to public supplies as sea level rise pushes more saltwater into groundwater sources. (NHPR)
• The quickly warming Gulf of Maine threatens the state’s resurgent puffin populations, forcing the seabird to fly further for food during marine heat waves. (Daily Climate)

TRANSIT: Congestion pricing experts explain how such policies have impacted Singapore, London and Stockholm — and what New York City should learn from those programs as it works to form its own. (WNYC)

• A small coastal airport in downeast Maine prepares for the installation of its first two electric plane chargers, which will be powered by an on-site solar array. (Maine Public Radio)
• The first department of Burlington, Vermont, adds an all-electric bucket truck to its fleet, replacing a diesel model. (NBC 5)

REGULATION: Pennsylvania’s utility commission hires a new executive director, Jennifer Berrier, who most recently served as the state’s labor and industry secretary. (Times Observer)

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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.