CLIMATE: Homes across New England are likely overvalued by over $10 billion because of unfactored flood risk, according to a new study, which notes that while Connecticut and Rhode Island require flood disclosures, the rules are inadequate. (

ALSO: As Massachusetts’ first climate chief doesn’t face the same legislative hurdles that federal officials face, she could become an influential figure able to bring climate discussions to unlikely state agencies. (Washington Post)

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UTILITIES: Pro-public utility advocates in Maine ask the state legislature to prevent their utility takeover referendum from being implemented unless rates are reduced by at least 10%, raising eyebrows among lawmakers. (Bangor Daily News)

OFFSHORE WIND: TotalEnergies and Rise Light & Power intend to develop two new offshore wind port facilities in New York Harbor, plans they say will bring $400 million worth of economic activity to the state. (news release)

• A New York county approves a motion urging state officials to support natural gas instead of banning new hook-ups, claiming electrification will be “devastating” to rural people, low income residents and the Amish community. (Observer Today)
• The council of Beacon, New York, looks into requiring new construction and major renovation projects to use only electric utilities. (News 12)
• Calls to increase pipeline capacity in New England continue as a barge delivers a new load of liquefied natural gas to Boston to support the region. (NBC 5)

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• A developer wants to site a 5 MW solar array on closed parts of a landfill in Niagara County, New York. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)
• In Vermont, work is underway to bring a 3.3 MW solar project online this fall with the help of a state solar incentive program. (news release)
• Corinth, Maine, joins the array of towns considering a new solar moratorium so local officials can develop rules around such projects, scheduling a town vote for later this month. (Bangor Daily News)
• Boscawen, New Hampshire, may become the first town in the state to end an ordinance preventing rooftop solar infrastructure from being factored into property taxes, a long-standing installation incentive. (Concord Monitor)

AFFORDABILITY: Philadelphia Gas Works customers tell state regulators not to let the utility “normalize” bills in order to account for fluctuating weather. (WHYY)

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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.