FOSSIL FUELS: A new federal air quality rule could notably curb air pollution in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, particularly at the Clairton Coke Works. (WITF)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:

BUILDINGS:

CLEAN ENERGY:

OFFSHORE WIND: Federal energy officials will grant just under $5 million over five years to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to form an offshore wind resilience and reliability center. (news release)

GRID: Connecticut-based utility Avangrid pilots the use of Boston Dynamics’ robot dogs with artificial intelligence programming to conduct visual and thermal inspections at two substations owned by a subsidiary. (news release)

CLIMATE:

  • Rising tides and heavy rains threaten to destroy a historic Revolutionary War-era fort along Philadelphia’s Delaware River. (WHYY)
  • A new city comptroller’s report shows that over 25% of New York City’s public school buildings could see extreme stormwater flooding, and educators say they want safer, more resilient infrastructure. (City Limits)

TRANSIT: A New York City budget analysis finds the city could provide free transit for low-income seniors and people with disabilities at a lower cost to the city than its current discounted fare program. (Gothamist)

COMMENTARY: A professor of hydrology warns that allowing new housing structures on existing properties in Burlington, Vermont, may increase stormwater management problems as climate change brings heavier rains to the city. (VT Digger)

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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.