WIND: Vineyard Wind promises to bring a major facility to build, stage and store wind turbines to Salem, Massachusetts, if the developer wins a power procurement contract. (Commonwealth Magazine)

SOLAR: A Maine city planning board recommends its city council adopt stricter aesthetic requirements for solar farms, although a state senator objects to a lack of a cap on developable acreage or number of projects. (Kennebec Journal)

GAS: New Jersey lowers its gas tax today by 8.3 cents to a total tax of 42.4 cents per gallon, which is still higher than the national average state tax. (NJ.com)

CLIMATE:
Boston City Council passes a resolution to support acting Mayor Kim Janey as she tries to toss out a municipal harbor redevelopment plan criticized by some for not considering climate and environmental justice consequences. (Boston.com)
Rhode Island’s climate council mulls updating the state’s 2016 greenhouse gas reduction plan by the end of 2022 and increases its meetings from quarterly to monthly.  (Providence Journal)

GRID: A revised version of the controversial PJM Interconnection power pricing rule allowing certain subsidized renewable resources to participate goes into effect after federal regulators deadlock. (Utility Dive)

UTILITIES:
PSEG plans to spend nearly $1 billion more than previously announced on electric vehicle infrastructure and “last mile reliability” projects between 2021 and 2025. (Utility Dive)
Low-to-middle-income New Yorkers can begin applying today for home energy assistance, with over $373 million in funds available. (WETM)

TRANSPORTATION:
Boston’s transit agency should have an all-electric bus fleet by 2030 and take steps now to ensure that milestone is reached, according to a new report from environmental and transportation organizations. (Streetsblog)
Although New Jersey will incur a financial toll from New York City’s congestion pricing plan, worsening air quality will cost state residents their health if traffic volumes aren’t managed. (NJ Spotlight)
New York incentivizes tour, rental and charter boat operators using the New York State Canal system to convert their vessels to electric. (Auburn Citizen)
A new airport emissions tracker shows flights taking off from New Hampshire’s Manchester-Boston Regional Airport produce roughly the same amount of emissions as about one-ninth of the state’s cars every year. (Granite Geek)

HYDROELECTRIC: A small hydroelectric dam in eastern New York is back online nearly a decade after Hurricane Irene damaged the facility, according to an engineering firm employee. (Hydro Review)

EFFICIENCY:
A downeast Maine town contemplates whether to go through a Central Maine Power program to install LED streetlights. (Portland Press-Herald)
A Connecticut public school system offers tours of a new net-zero middle school. (Middletown Press)

COMMENTARY: A state energy efficiency council member says that although Massachusetts is an energy efficiency leader, environmental justice communities need to benefit from such programs and the efficiency workforce must be more inclusive. (WGBH)