GRID: A transmission company has obtained several permits for a 1.2 GW transmission line intended to service future wind farms off the New Jersey coast. (Associated Press)

ALSO: With plans for gigawatts of new offshore wind power in the works, utility and grid officials say New England will need to invest in vast transmission upgrades to reach its clean power goals in time. (New Hampshire Public Radio)

NATURAL GAS:
In Philadelphia, fulfilling decarbonization goals without overburdening low-income residents will require a complete rethink of how the incumbent gas utility works, according to utility and renewable energy advocates. (Yale Environment 360)
A judge has fined an energy services firm $2 million for tampering with emissions control hardware on dozens of its heavy-duty, diesel-fueled wastewater transport trucks. (PennLive)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: An industrial chicken factory’s controversial plan to add an anaerobic digester to handle some of its food waste and resell the captured gas has taken a step forward, following a county council authorization.  (Salisbury Daily Times)

CLIMATE: A new Siena College poll shows that over half of New Yorkers are “very concerned” about climate change, and that 60% believe that environmentally friendly policies will help the economy. (Times Union)

ACTIVISM:
Concerned with the consequences of climate inaction, children in New Hampshire are taking up the mantle of environmental activism and lobbying adults in power for change. (New Hampshire Public Radio)
In central New York, faith leaders are banding together to champion renewable energy policies and limit fossil fuel dependence. (WAER)

SOLAR:
Following immense local opposition, planners in a rural Maryland town have rejected a zoning exception request for a small proposed solar farm, and the developer has since withdrawn its application. (Cecil Whig)
Hershey Co. has signed two solar power purchase agreements: one with a 20 MW facility in North Carolina, and another with a 50 MW project in Texas. (Power Magazine)
A Pennsylvania municipal utility is weeks away from generating power at a small solar project, but residents want local incentives for installing their own systems. (The Reporter)

COMMENTARY: A senior fellow at Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy argues that Massachusetts should take several steps to make residential solar installations more accessible for low-income residents. (WBUR)