GRID: New York’s grid operator warns New York City could see power shortfalls by 2025 that could force polluting peaker plants to remain in service. (Reuters)

• The municipal utility of Holyoke, Massachusetts, considers expanding where battery storage systems can be sited to help mitigate expected power demand growth. (Mass Live)
• A substation fire and subsequent power blackout in New Jersey summer hotspot Wildwood resulted in millions of dollars in lost earnings over a normally busy tourist weekend. (Press of Atlantic City)

• Severe rain storms and flooding lead to power outages and a state of emergency in New Jersey; road closures and tornado warnings in Massachusetts; and flash flood warnings issued by New York’s governor. (NJ Advance Media, NBC Boston, news release)
• Dramatic events at the Wrightsville Dam near Montpelier, Vermont, during recent floods underscore how vulnerable New England’s dams are to climate change. (Boston Globe)

• New York’s congestion tolls should be set at $15 peak-hour, $9 weekend, and $3 off-peak to be politically viable, according to the coauthor of traffic models that led to the city’s traffic reduction plan. (Streetsblog NYC)
• The usual tactics to reduce NJTransit’s financial deficit won’t work this time around and could lead to a “transit death spiral,” according to the New Jersey leader of a regional planning nonprofit. (
• Camden, New Jersey, residents can now call upon an on-demand shuttle van service to get around the city, a program designed to help close a car ownership and transit accessibility equity gap. (WHYY)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New Hampshire releases $10 million for local governments to swap diesel vehicles for electric models. (NHPR)

TIDAL: New Jersey utility officials consider a feasibility study to see whether tidal and wave energy generation makes sense for the coastal state. (Asbury Park Press)

AFFORDABILITY: Maine is the only New England state that sets its standard offer power rates for 12 months, meaning residents are still paying last fall’s high prices while the rest of the region sees prices fall. (Portland Press Herald)

CLIMATE: After the city’s experience with poor air quality amid Canada’s wildfires, New York City’s public advocate pushes for new local legislation to establish clean air centers across the city like those in western states. (The City)

• Town officials say a 6.44 MW solar array being developed on a former golf course in Amherst, Massachusetts, is still on track despite waiting for local permits to finish construction. (Daily Hampshire Gazette)
• A series of public hearings are scheduled in Vermont over numerous proposed solar projects ranging from 2 MW to 20 MW. (Bennington Banner)

BUILDINGS: Starting in 2026, Maine will ban the sale of fluorescent light bulbs, a policy that hasn’t been able to pass since 2009 until now. (Bangor Daily News)

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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.