UTILITIES: Consumer advocates worry about the 116,000 Pennsylvania customers who have had their power disconnected since a utility shutoff moratorium ended in April, but say the state “didn’t get a tidal wave” of shut-offs as expected partly due to other relief programs. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

ALSO: A Massachusetts bill with backing from state energy and environment officials would ban competitive electric suppliers from acquiring new individual residential customers in the state. (State House News Service)

NATURAL GAS:
Pennsylvania’s Transportation Revenue Options Commission concludes its last meeting before releasing a report on replacing its gas tax, which reportedly includes recommendations such as a mileage fee and a package delivery fee. (PennLive Patriot-News)
In Connecticut, some clean air advocates claim plans to convert a natural gas-fired power plant to hydrogen won’t have any environmental benefit if natural gas is used to make the hydrogen. (New Haven Register)

SOLAR:
Aiming to double the state’s installed solar capacity, New Jersey regulators approve a solar incentive program that lowers subsidies but discards key components of a developmental cost cap. (NJ Spotlight)
A planned 100 MW solar farm in upstate New York is sold to a Swedish investment group; recently dozens of nearby residents walked out of an informational meeting on the solar farm in protest. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)
A central New York town council postpones signing a resolution in support of a proposed 160 MW solar farm as residents voice concerns about property values and landscape buffering for neighboring properties. (Ithaca.com)
A Canadian developer proposes building a 3.5 MW solar farm on a field in a small New York town along Lake Erie. (Buffalo News)
Two energy developers began construction on four Maine community solar projects totaling 25.5 MW DC in the second quarter of this year. (news release)

CLIMATE: The Vermont Climate Council wants public input as it drafts new policies to address greenhouse gas emissions.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New York Power Authority board members authorize an additional $1.1 million in spending to help municipal and rural power operators decarbonize their vehicle fleets. (news release)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: A southeastern Pennsylvania group funds three local sustainability projects: an off-the-grid childrens’ education center, new efficiency measures at a history museum, and a demonstration anaerobic digester. (Reading Eagle)