CLIMATE: Massachusetts’ only home energy subsidy program incentivizes new gas and oil heating system installations, in contradiction with the state’s bold climate goals, experts say. (Boston Globe)

GRID:
• Long Island Power Authority says it intends to mainly generate electricity from wind and solar resources by 2030, so the system owner and its utility operator plan to study how to seamlessly transition the grid. (Newsday, subscription)
• A federal appeals court rules some regulatory changes to the PJM Interconnection capacity market curve make sense, but doesn’t make a decision on the approval of a voluntary adder. (S&P Global Market Intelligence)
• A University of Vermont professor explains why utilities asking for energy conservation while promoting electric vehicle adoption isn’t a contradiction. (WCAX)

WIND: A public radio station releases another episode of its new podcast examining the burgeoning East Coast offshore wind industry, this time focusing on Rhode Island squid fishers’ concerns. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

SOLAR:
• An eastern Massachusetts church wants to install a solar canopy over its parking lot, but some neighbors think the design is too ugly for a residential area. MetroWest Daily News)
• A 315,000-square-foot solar panel manufacturing center may begin operating by June 2022 in an upstate New York county, with plans to employ 290 workers. (NNY360)
• The developers of a 119-acre solar farm in southern Maine say the array will be so secluded that no one will know it’s there if they don’t read about it in the paper. (CBS 13)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Public health and local business advocates want a county bordering Philadelphia to end its contract with a nearby waste-to-energy facility. (Delaware County Daily Times)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• New Jersey electric vehicle stations may now be easier to site following a new law that removes zoning approval requirements, among other newly signed electric vehicle and solar power laws. (E&E News, subscription)
• Efficiency Vermont plans to start several electric vehicle pilot programs, including one to help local automobile dealers sell more EVs. (Burlington Free Press)
• An electric vehicle repair and sales business may open in a suburban Boston mall, but it first needs a zoning change to offer both services on-site. (MetroWest Daily News)

PIPELINES: A New Jersey utility finishes construction on a multi-million-dollar pipeline compression pump station. (NJ.com)

EFFICIENCY: A suburban Philadelphia county wants to decarbonize within 14 years and is starting with small efficiency measures, like turning off computers when not in use. (Bucks Local News)

GEOTHERMAL: A Massachusetts medical school constructs a geothermal heating and cooling system to reduce over half of the building’s emissions. (news release)