OFFSHORE WIND: Permitting documents for the Vineyard Wind offshore project show commercial fisheries will likely abandon the area due to turbine-related hardships, contradicting federal officials’ insistence the industries can coexist. (Providence Journal)

CLIMATE:
Several large-scale aquaculture projects are underway in Maine, but the industry’s carbon footprint worries environmental activists. (The Maine Monitor)
Vermont finds greenhouse gas emissions fell by an estimated 5.6% between 2016 and 2019, but the state still needs to address its largest source of emissions: the energy-intensive transportation and heating sectors. (VT Digger)

SOLAR:
New York officials plan to study whether unused acreage in a rural upstate New York county would be an appropriate site for a solar-plus-storage project. (NNY360)
Tenants of an affordable housing building in Washington, D.C., benefit from a  community solar project on their roof that provides them with between $40-$50 in monthly electric bill credits. (NextCity)

NATURAL GAS: Numerous businesses in downtown Baltimore were evacuated Friday afternoon as emergency officials investigated a reported gas leak. (Baltimore Sun)

HYDROPOWER: Officials in a western Vermont town reconsider reconfiguring a Castleton River dam to generate hydropower. (Rutland Herald)

PROPANE: Rhode Island regulators extend the public comment period for a proposed expansion of a controversial Port of Providence propane shipping terminal. (Providence Journal)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
A $160,000 state grant allows Pittsburgh to purchase nine new electric vehicles, including an electric bucket truck for its forestry division. (Tribune-Review)
Maryland’s most populous county signs an agreement to transition at least 44 buses from diesel to electric power. (Patch)

TRANSPORTATION:
Even in its early stages, fierce debate ignites around Connecticut’s potential inclusion in the Transportation and Climate Initiative. (CT Post)
Pennsylvania’s environment agency grants more than $320,000 to two academic institutions to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure and propane fueling. (Reading Eagle, subscription)

COMMENTARY:
Biomass energy is not only harmful to the environment but also to our health, and it should no longer be considered a clean power source, argue a doctor and a climate research leader. (Commonwealth Magazine)
An environmental professor and author argues Pennsylvania’s public lands should be protected from fracking and preserved for the people. (Philadelphia Inquirer, subscription)