WIND: Maryland announces a goal of quadrupling its offshore wind capacity to 8.5 GW as it aims for 100% clean electricity by 2035. (Reuters)

• Two of four major lawsuits challenging Vineyard Wind will begin oral arguments next week, with fishing industry groups contending the offshore wind turbines will disturb the environment. (E&E News)
• The developer of a Long Island wind farm proposes paying $55 million to local communities and $8-9 million annually in property taxes in exchange for their hosting of transmission infrastructure. (Newsday)
• New Jersey looks to add between 1.2 GW and 4 GW of offshore wind capacity in its third solicitation. (Utility Dive)

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HEAT PUMPS: A Massachusetts organization trains volunteer “heat pump coaches” who’ve electrified their homes and help answer neighbors’ questions about switching to clean heat. (Canary Media)

GRID: The Long Island Power Authority will shift nearly all its residential customers to a new rate structure that lowers costs for those who switch their power usage to off-peak hours. (Newsday)

• After more than 2 years of fighting, a very persistent Boston man was able to pave a small driveway in his yard to access an electric vehicle charger — but clean energy advocates say his case shouldn’t be the norm. (Boston Globe)
• Pittsburgh is slated to get $1.5 million from the state for new electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and natural gas trucks. (Tribune-Review)
• A New York City pilot program replaces food carts’ gasoline-powered generators with batteries, though operators find it hard to keep them running for 12-plus-hour shifts. (The City)
• A hybrid-electric ferry between Manhattan and Governors Island, the first in New York City, will set sail next summer. (Gothamist)
• New York City is cracking down on cheap, fire-prone e-bike batteries, but delivery workers say the city isn’t helping them afford safer alternatives. (Gothamist)
• Connecticut legislators say they won’t vote this year on allowing Tesla and other electric vehicle companies to sell directly to consumers. (News Times)

EMISSIONS: Delaware lawmakers and environmental advocates debate adopting California’s clean car standards, which would require only zero-emission passenger cars to be sold starting in 2035. (Delaware Public Media)

SOLAR: A renewables company looks to build a 125 MW solar array at a former coal plant in western New York. (Lockport Union-Sun and Journal)

GEOTHERMAL: An 834-unit Brooklyn apartment complex under construction is set to become one of the biggest residential buildings relying on a geothermal heat-pump system. (Bloomberg)

HYDROELECTRIC: Southern Pennsylvania residents prepare to fight a proposed $2.1 billion hydroelectric dam on the Susquehanna River. (York Dispatch)

TRANSPORTATION: A Rhode Island transit bill would promote housing development near public transportation hubs to reduce carbon emissions while addressing a housing shortage. (Rhode Island Current)

OVERSIGHT: Rhode Island agencies squabble over which will handle a multi-million dollar corporate fraud case against National Grid. (Rhode Island Current)

COMMENTARY: A New York Republican opposes a proposed ban on new natural gas appliances, arguing the state should pursue emissions goals via efficiency improvements and a mix of power sources instead. (Syracuse Post-Standard)

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