SOLAR: A proposed solar-agricultural project in western New York town stalls in part because the developer didn’t provide specifics about the number of sheep that will live on site. (Lockport Union-Sun & Journal)

ALSO: Elsewhere in upstate New York, a town board plans to prevent development of solar farms larger than 150 acres as a concession to local protesters. (Times Union)

NUCLEAR: Nearly a hundred Oyster Creek workers are facing layoffs from the defunct nuclear facility, but their union says decommissioning contractors still need them to ensure safe operations. (Asbury Park Press)

GRID:
Severe storms knock out power for thousands across southeastern Connecticut, upstate New York and Massachusetts overnight Tuesday. (News-Times, WNBF, WCVB)
Ahead of expected heavy rain and wind associated with Tropical Storm Elsa later this week, Eversource and United Illuminating say they’re better prepared for severe weather conditions. (Boston Herald, WFSB)
Indigenous tribes in Québec sue to halt construction of a power line on their of the border that would connect to Central Maine Power’s transmission project. (Maine Public Radio)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
Ford’s planned electric F-150 pickup truck line will be a “gamechanger” in Vermont, according to Gov. Phil Scott, noting that many state residents currently use combustion engine pickup trucks. (VT Digger)
New Jersey wants thousands of medium-to-heavy-duty trucks to go electric, and a recent charging station travel corridor straw proposal seeks to kickstart the plan. (NJ Spotlight)

PIPELINES: Washington, D.C.-area paddlers and bicyclists worry that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the PennEast pipeline will harm Maryland’s section of the C&O Canal. (WDVM)

RENEWABLE ENERGY: A Massachusetts state board is trying to determine how to raise public awareness of proposed energy facilities to increase stakeholder engagement and ensure equitable placement. (Sentinel & Enterprise)

CLIMATE:
Property and casualty insurance may cost more and may not be as widely available to Vermonters under current climate projections that leave the state warmer and wetter, according to a new government report. (VT Digger)
Connecticut officials say the state is likely poised to receive millions of dollars in federal funding for climate resiliency projects because the state budget already set aside initial funding for the projects. (Associated Press)
Pennsylvania environmental protection officials issued an air quality alert yesterday in the Pittsburgh area. (WESA)

WIND: Connecticut’s fishing industry believes its future is uncertain given the burgeoning regional offshore wind industry, but government and wind company officials characterize concerns as relatively unfounded. (Connecticut Public Radio)