ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Vermont aims new electric vehicle incentives at long-distance commuters and older vehicle drivers to notch notable gasoline reductions, as most of its current EV owners weren’t the most emissions-intensive drivers. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: Tesla plans to open a direct retail location at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, skirting a state ban on such vehicle sales by leaning on the casino owners’ tribal sovereignty. (CT Mirror)

TRANSIT: Connecticut’s governor announces the state intends to join eight other states in adopting legislation that phases out gas-powered vehicles, opening up a public comment period. (CT Insider, news release)

• New York City has one of the largest proportions of residents exposed to the heat island effect in the country, according to a new analysis, which also showed over 900,000 Philadelphians experience temperatures at least eight degrees higher than other parts of the city. (Inside Climate News, WHYY)
• Boston faces its first heat wave of the season and joins Washington, D.C. and other cities in declaring a heat emergency, while homeless shelters work to provide respite to unhoused residents. (WBUR, NBC Washington, Boston Herald, Boston Globe)

• New Jersey utility regulators push back against what they call anti-clean energy misinformation, saying they have no plans to get rid of gas stoves or pizza ovens and that newly passed building decarbonization measures are voluntary. (Associated Press, New Jersey Monitor)
• As more states legalize marijuana cultivation, a Massachusetts-based firm advises businesses on how to mitigate their energy demand and more efficiently power their operations. (Daily Record)
• New York City hasn’t enforced a policy barring businesses from running air conditioning with open doors since 2019. (Gothamist)
• Roughly 1,200 residents of Cape Cod and nearby islands have together saved $146,000 on their electric bills by participating in a local energy efficiency program. (Cape Cod Chronicle)
• Nantucket, Massachusetts, condemns another seaside property threatening to collapse into the ocean due to coastal erosion. (Boston Globe)

• The leader of Canadian municipal utility Enmax, which owns Maine-based Versant Power, defends its funding of anti-public power advocacy in the state. (Global News)
• Massachusetts consumer advocates say the state should completely bar investor-owned utilities from passing along the cost of political activities to its customers, noting that current restrictions aren’t consistently interpreted. (WBUR)

OFFSHORE WIND: An Ørsted executive discusses the future of offshore wind, the company’s Northeast plans and Rhode Island Energy’s recent decision not to go forward with the developer’s Revolution Wind 2 project. (Boston Globe)

CLIMATE: A new report suggests that climate adaptation measures in Pennsylvania could cost taxpayers over $15 billion by 2040. (Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

SOLAR: A solar developer sues Bennington, Vermont, to make officials change their stance on whether solar projects can be sited at the developer’s preferred location. (Bennington Banner)

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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.