SOLAR: A new study suggests Connecticut could generate more than a third of its annual electricity consumption with solar canopies built over large, existing parking lots. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
Public hearings in an upstate New York town over a proposed 90 MW solar array gained no negative comments and instead drew support from landowning farmers. (RTO Insider, subscription)
As solar development explodes in Maine, new community solar projects are modest in number but play an outsized role in getting residents to adopt renewable power. (Maine Public Radio)

WIND: A reported incident in the waters off of Ocean City, Maryland, involving a US Wind survey boat has set off a fury among fishers who say the energy developer’s work threatens their livelihoods. (Salisbury Daily Times)

RENEWABLES:
After nearly a year of delay, New Hampshire’s utility regulator ends state-run and utility-administered energy efficiency programs in favor of an open market, aggravating utilities and environmental advocates alike. (InDepth NH)
A New Hampshire legislative committee recommends a bill that would allow state and municipal governments to avoid paying into the renewable portfolio standard fund. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

UTILITIES:
National Grid’s previously published predictions that certain ratepayers would see almost 50% power bill increases were greatly exaggerated, the utility says. (Times Union)
Newport, Rhode Island, city councillors vote to pursue a community choice aggregation program and give residents another option beyond incumbent utility National Grid. (Newport Daily News)
As Vermont’s largest employer looks to form its own utility, a local public news outlet answers questions about impacts on rates, emissions reductions and regulation. (Vermont Public Radio)
Some Rochester, New York, residents are frustrated that their bills are much higher than expected now that the city has formed a community choice aggregation program. (WHEC)

CLIMATE: Maine’s blueberry harvest is a crucial traditional industry, but the climate crisis threatens the crop. (News Center Maine)

TRANSPORTATION:
The federal infrastructure bill will provide Connecticut with $53 million to build more electric vehicle charging stations. (Hartford Courant)
Pointing to currently high gas costs, Massachusetts opponents of the regional Transportation and Climate Initiative say it would push prices even higher. (Boston Herald)

GRID:
A strong wind storm on Friday knocked out power for a few thousands of residents of Rhode Island, Vermont, and eastern Massachusetts. (Providence Business News, Associated Press, NBC Boston)
Tornadoes touched down in parts of Rhode Island and Connecticut on Saturday evening, resulting in a few thousand power outages that have largely since been restored. (WPRI, NBC Connecticut)

COURTS:
The trial of numerous Connecticut utility regulators is postponed because one of their defense attorneys has contracted COVID-19. (The Day)
Nearly a dozen climate activists were found guilty in Delaware on charges of disorderly conduct and civil unrest following a protest outside of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank in late June. (Associated Press)