WIND: Vineyard Wind submits two proposals to a Massachusetts offshore wind solicitation detailing a “Commonwealth Wind” project that would generate around either 800 MW or 1.2 GW of power. (North American Wind Power)

ALSO: Vineyard Wind’s chief executive discusses his desire to build out an offshore wind supply chain in the greater New Bedford, Massachusetts, area to service the project. (Standard-Times)

TRANSPORTATION:
Less than three months after resuming the program, New Jersey again is pausing new electric vehicle incentive applications because its popularity is draining the budget too quickly. (NJ Spotlight)
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation reports Boston’s transit system may face “fiscal calamity” as ridership flatlines and contributes to projected budget shortfalls of up to $400 million in 2023. (Boston.com)
Weekday ridership on NJ Transit is still roughly half of what it was before the pandemic. (NJ Spotlight)

SOLAR:
A community solar installation for low-income residents and homeless shelters comes online at a suburban Boston property known for its role in a decades-old toxic waste case. (Energy News Network)
New York’s Albany County wants to build a roughly 3 MW solar array at a local airport to power county government buildings and has permission to handle its own environmental review. (Times Union)
Maintenance buildings at New York’s Niagara Falls State Park will now be powered by a new solar project that has come online. (WIVB)

GAS: The Clean Air Council sues Pennsylvania regulators over a proposed natural gas-fired power plant’s air permit the group says was voided when the developer decided to use an earlier design. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

GRID:
National Grid will continue reburying an exposed Block Island transmission line in October, while local officials question the ultimate cost of the project and who will pay. (Providence Business News)
Con Edison is pitching a power line undergrounding pilot program in an area of New York City’s Queens borough vulnerable to power outages because of its many trees. (QNS)

EFFICIENCY: A survey of participants of a Massachusetts Clean Energy Center pilot program found that air-source heat pumps are viable in cold climates, but costs remain an obstacle. (PV Magazine)

UTILITIES:
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is offering first responders free virtual training on how to respond to natural gas-related problems. (TribLIVE)
National Grid is hosting an education event today in Schenectady, New York, to introduce utility work as a possible career path for students. (Times Union)

COMMENTARY:
A New Hampshire solar policy coordinator argues the state’s recently expanded municipal net metering cap helps create good-paying local jobs and allows municipalities to save money. (Concord Monitor)
Two Sierra Club New Jersey chairs say improving the state’s air quality is crucial and getting there will mean removing non-zero-emission trucks from roads. (NJ Spotlight)