SOLAR: Some cranberry farmers are mounting solar panels on poles over cranberry bogs, a dual-use agricultural practice that creates more space for solar development and boosts farmers’ revenues. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: A southern Maine town committee wants more time to scrutinize a possible new ordinance to allow the siting of utility-scale solar arrays. (Scarborough Leader)

REGULATION: New Hampshire state senators consider a government reorganization that would merge the state utility regulator with a newly established energy department. (RTO Insider, subscription)

ENERGY AGGREGATION:
A central Massachusetts town weighs whether to increase energy aggregation costs by $0.04/kWh to procure power only from renewable resources. (Telegram & Gazette)
Rhode Island’s utility regulator has approved four municipalities — representing a fifth of the state population — to be among the first in the state to offer community choice aggregation. (ecoRI news)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: An analysis paid for by Connecticut auto dealers says allowing direct sales of electric vehicles would threaten the dealership franchise model and lead to thousands of job losses, but critics believe increased competition is good for all. (Energy News Network)

NATURAL GAS: As Philadelphia looks to address the climate crisis, questions about the role of the city’s gas utility in that transition — and whether the utility is actively stymying environmental progress — loom. (WHYY)

OFFSHORE WIND:
Developers of the proposed Mayflower Wind offshore wind project choose Brayton Point in Somerset, Massachusetts, as the facility’s transmission cable landing point. (Commonwealth Magazine)
An offshore wind developer begins studying marine environment and wildlife  conditions in Maryland as it looks to build the state’s first offshore wind farm. (CBS Baltimore)

DRILLING: U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey plans to introduce a bill to prevent oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, in part to safeguard tourism. (NJ Spotlight)

UTILITIES: Not a single Versant Power customer spoke at a virtual public hearing on the utility’s proposed 25% distribution rate increase over two years. (WABI)

COMMENTARY: A union electrician says Vermont workers can benefit from state actions to mitigate climate change if certain pro-union policies, like prevailing wage requirements, are adopted. (Bennington Banner)