CLIMATE: In Pennsylvania, a judge reinstates a prior injunction barring the state from entering the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. (Bloomberg Law)

With climate change shifting marine populations and conditions, more lobster catchers are turning to profitable seaweed harvesting. (Washington Post)
Crabs are harder to find and catch this year in the Chesapeake Bay, which some crabbers are partially blaming on climate change. (Maryland Matters)

A 500 MW solar farm in western New York — on track to be the state’s largest — secures a critical permit from the state’s energy siting board. (Buffalo News)
The developers of a 5 MW solar array in Ulster, New York, form a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement with town officials. (Daily Freeman)
A cloud communications company installs a 250 kW rooftop solar array on its Rhode Island facility. (news release)

WIND: Endangered sturgeon in the Delaware River may thwart New Jersey’s intention to rapidly advance its offshore wind sector and build a wind port. (Politico)

GAS: A downstate New York gas-fired power plant violated state air pollution laws in mid-July during a gas flow adjustment, according to state environmental officials. (Rockland/Westchester Journal News)

In New Hampshire, a nuclear facility’s watchdog group develops a radiation monitoring network that can survive extreme weather, but will still only get results two to three months after recordings. (New Hampshire Bulletin)
An energy developer and a state university will study whether small modular nuclear reactors can be sited at a coal-fired power plant in Maryland. (Daily Record)

New Jersey will use $60 million from a clean energy fund to raise residential electric vehicle purchase subsidies, with $4 million of that incentivizing charging infrastructure at multi-unit properties. (NJ Spotlight,
A Vermont agency will put $1 million toward buying and installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure at multi-unit dwellings, with an emphasis on affordable and nonprofit buildings. (WCAX)

AFFORDABILITY: New Hampshire energy officials propose providing low-income households with a single $405 payment to help cover rising power costs, using federal pandemic funds they will otherwise have to return. (New Hampshire Bulletin, WMUR)

COMMENTARY: The executive director of a Philadelphia-based environmental nonprofit calls on the city to develop incentives for all-electric building development. (Next City)

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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.