SOLAR: As the debate continues over where best to site renewable power plants in space-constrained Massachusetts, two developers plan to install floating solar panels atop artificial bodies of water. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: In Massachusetts, the Cape Cod Commission intends to review a proposal to site a 3.12 MW solar-plus-storage facility on a former golf driving range. (Cape Cod Times)

OIL & GAS:
Bridgeport, Connecticut, advocates say a revived plan to construct a fuel cell facility in a neighborhood already overburdened with pollution is “a textbook case of environmental injustice.” (New Haven Register)
Over the weekend, firefighters in Maynard, Massachusetts, responded to two simultaneous gas leaks not long after after a separate house fire with a “gas-like smell” killed a man. (WCVB)
Preservationists in Concord, New Hampshire, plan to soon begin stabilizing an “iconic” building that once stored manufactured gas for lights and heating. (Concord Monitor)

WIND:
After recently accepting two new wind project bids, New Jersey is more than halfway toward its goal of installing 7,500 MW of wind capacity by 2035. (NJ Spotlight)
Maryland utility regulators will hold virtual public hearings in late September for the 270 MW MarWind offshore wind farm.

CLIMATE:
President Joe Biden will visit areas of New York and New Jersey where severe weather last week killed dozens of people and flooded entire neighborhoods as regional leaders call for further action to address the climate emergency. (CNN)
A Boston start-up wants to launch a network of radar satellites to collect weather data for scientists to analyze and use to form better climate models. (Boston Globe)

TRANSPORTATION:
Although Connecticut would benefit from faster train service from New Haven to Boston, a lack of enthusiasm from Massachusetts’ governor and interstate planning problems hold back development. (CT Mirror)
Efficiency Maine plans to extend its electric vehicle rebate program for another year, potentially helping pay for another 2,500 car purchases. (news release)

EFFICIENCY:
Nearly two dozen Maine organizations will receive grants totaling over $334,000 from the Maine Community Foundation for efficiency and preservation projects. (news release)
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announces a $24 million pilot program to make energy efficiency upgrades in around 1,200 affordable housing units. (New York YIMBY)

COAL: After the federal government told coal companies in the 1970s to hire women, the first female coal miner in Pennsylvania was a Black woman from near Pittsburgh who faced racism and sexism on the job. (Observer-Reporter)

UTILITIES:
Maryland’s consumer advocate wants to prevent utilities from using ratepayer dollars to pay trade group dues. (Corporate Crime Reporter)
Eversource’s vice president of Massachusetts electric operations will lead the utility’s operations in New Hampshire once the incumbent executive departs to work for Central Maine Power. (Associated Press)
National Fuel Gas expands billing options to include pay-by-text and similar digital services to reduce customer barriers to making on-time payments. (news release)