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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Massachusetts expands electric vehicle incentives to include fleet vehicles in a move advocates say will greatly enhance their carbon reductions impact. (Energy News Network)

CLEAN ENERGY:
An ongoing grid study in New England says the region would need 58 to 71 GW of new clean energy capacity and up to 10 GW of storage by 2040. (Platts)
Two utilities file plans with New York on how they will integrate distributed energy resources to help meet the state’s climate goals. (WITV)

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GRID: PJM forms a policy solutions group to work with states that advocate greater renewable energy, offshore wind and other resources that have threatened to leave the grid operator. (E&E News, subscription required)

CLIMATE: Baltimore urges the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an industry petition challenging its 2018 climate lawsuit against major oil companies that an appellate panel sent back to state court. (Bloomberg Law, subscription required)

SOLAR:
A Boston developer proposes a $190 million solar project in southern Maine that would cover 700 acres in three towns. (Morning Sentinel)
The largest not-for-profit health provider in northern New England signs contracts with three developers to build 10 solar farms in Maine that would equal about half of its electricity use. (Portland Press Herald)
A solar developer offers to reconfigure Vermont projects to resolve environmental objections and pay a $5,000 penalty to settle permit violations. (Rutland Herald)

OFFSHORE WIND:
Three Massachusetts Congress members propose a federal office to coordinate technology and supply chain planning to assist the offshore wind industry. (SouthCoastToday)
Delaware environmental officials answer comments and questions posed by residents related to the proposed location of an offshore wind interconnection with land at a state park. (Coastal Point)

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STORAGE: New York seeks proposals to develop a 2.25 MW solar + storage project at Stewart International Airport in the lower Hudson Valley. (Solar Power World)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: About three-fourths of waste that had been sent to a closed trash-burning facility and was diverted to landfills is now being sent to a different incinerator. (Morning Sentinel)

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