WIND: Maine bans offshore wind farms in its territorial waters, a move made to placate the concerns of the state’s traditional fishing industry. (Portland Press Herald)

ALSO:
Ørsted wants to build a 760 MW offshore wind farm called Skipjack Wind 2 off the Maryland coast, submitting a bid through the state utility regulator’s request for proposals. (Salisbury Daily Times)
To improve offshore wind forecasts, researchers test a buoy modeling system on several New York lakes. (Times Union)

EFFICIENCY:
A Massachusetts bill would use a tax on real estate transactions to fund hundreds of millions of dollars worth of climate adaptation and energy-efficient affordable housing projects every year. (Energy News Network)
New York’s Monroe County decides to allow commercial and non-profit building owners to fund clean energy projects with property assessed clean energy financing. (WHEC)

COAL: Pennsylvania has roughly $1.25 billion worth of mines needing reclamation but existing bonds only cover up to 65% of that liability, according to a new study from an Appalachian environmental group. (WESA)

GRID:
Eversource Energy warns of possible outages related to Tropical Storm Elsa, while emergency management officials in Maine tell residents to consider the heavy rain expected to fall on the region and make safety plans. (CBS Boston, WMTW)
Heavy thunderstorms and high winds left thousands of Pittsburgh-area residents without power late last night. (CBS Pittsburgh)

UTILITIES: A federal court rules that Atlantic City Electric Co. violated federal labor law by declining to allow its transmission system operators to collectively bargain. (Law360, subscription)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
In Maine, the Portland City Council considers whether to make people pay to power up their electric vehicles at municipal charging stations and whether to fine those who don’t unplug right after their vehicles are fully charged. (Portland Press Herald)
An electric vehicle owned by a Vermont state legislator recently caught on fire despite being repaired for a recall. (CNBC)

TECHNOLOGY: Two Binghamton University researchers receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in state grants to examine how to use smart inverters to bring more renewable power onto the grid. (news release)