OFFSHORE WIND: The Biden Administration approves $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind, the first major offshore wind energy project in the country. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

PIPELINES: A petroleum analyst thinks the Colonial Pipeline shutdown will be“annoying or inconvenient, but not apocalyptic” in New Jersey, where the pipeline terminus is located, while Maryland already has some gas stations running dry. (NJ.com, subscription; WBAL TV 11)

SOLAR:
A government takeover of electricity infrastructure in New York City would be difficult and costly, but a local councilmember thinks the city can install, own and operate thousands of solar panels across the city to circumvent concerns. (HuffPost)
A New Jersey legislative committee passes a bill intended to bolster the state’s solar capacity through more utility-scale projects, despite concerns over ratepayer costs and farmland availability. (NJ Spotlight)
Also in New Jersey, a planning board approves a 60 MW solar project on a parcel of land currently owned by a mining company. (Vineland Daily Journal)

NATURAL GAS:
The utility developing a natural gas-fired peaker plant in Massachusetts puts the project on ice for 30 days following pushback by healthcare professionals, although a company spokesperson says construction should still start this year. (WBUR)
Pennsylvania legislators consider blocking municipalities from instituting local natural gas infrastructure bans. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

CLIMATE: Jersey City, New Jersey’s council will consider the city’s first climate and energy plan tomorrow, which aims to create jobs while improving air quality and reducing waste and energy consumption. (NJ.com)

GRID: ISO-New England forecasts that its grid will need to support over 1 million electric heat pumps and 1 million electric vehicles by 2030. (Concord Monitor)

EFFICIENCY: Burlington, Vermont, officials set a timeline for when city apartment buildings that consume 90,000 BTUs or more per square foot must weatherize and implement energy efficiency standards. (Burlington Free Press)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A parking company plans to add 500 Tesla charging stations at residential and commercial locations across Connecticut. (CT Post)

TRANSMISSION: Today is the last day for companies interested in building a major transmission line to funnel power from upstate New York into New York City to submit bids. (Times Union, subscription)

COMMENTARY:
A newspaper editorial board believes a mothballed New Jersey refinery shouldn’t be completely demolished or disabled so that it can serve as a bulwark against future pipeline disruptions for the Delaware Valley region. (NJ.com)
A former Maine representative says a federal climate bill would help bring some economic stability to the state’s farmers through carbon credit sales. (Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel)