OIL & GAS: Plugging leaky oil and gas wells worldwide would cost little, potentially increase profits, and cut methane emissions, an International Energy Agency assessment finds. (Guardian)

ALSO: The U.S. Supreme Court rejects the Dakota Access pipeline developer’s bid to avoid an additional environmental review, leaving it vulnerable to a shutdown. (Reuters)

CLIMATE:
• Climate change could increase the risk of devastating wildfires by more than 50% worldwide by 2100, a United Nations report concludes. (New York Times)
• Local meteorologists’ daily broadcasts and trust with viewers make them uniquely positioned to explain the realities of climate change. (Atlantic)
• Only about half of Facebook content from major publishers of climate denial gets false or misleading warning labels, a research group finds. (E&E News)
• As Connecticut falls behind on its emissions goals, climate groups want residents to be able to sue the state for failing to follow its 2008 climate law. (Energy News Network)

WIND: Nearly 500,000 acres of offshore wind leasing areas go up for bid off New Jersey and Long Island’s coasts today, and experts say final bids could collectively approach $1.5 billion. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

CLEAN ENERGY:
• U.S. clean energy developers installed slightly less new capacity in 2021 from the year before as federal action on tax credits and other funding stalled. (Utility Dive)
• A Michigan startup is developing more energy-efficient heating technologies for use in air and water heaters as well as surface cooktops. (Centered)

OVERSIGHT: Regulators can implement new programs and rate designs to ensure utilities’ decarbonization goals don’t make electricity rates unaffordable, utilities, regulators and advocates say. (Utility Dive)

SOLAR:
• California and Florida are considering net metering changes that could harm their rooftop solar industries, with Florida’s likely to suffer more as the industry is only just starting to take off there. (Solar Power World)
A Maine wild blueberry field is hosting a solar pilot project to determine how well the berries grow under the array. (Scientific American)

MINING:
The Biden administration revokes a permit for an Alaska road that would provide mining companies access to cobalt deposits used in electric vehicle batteries. (Washington Post)
The Biden administration says it will consider reforming federal mining laws to mitigate the environmental impacts of extracting minerals used in clean energy development. (E&E News, subscription)

COMMENTARY: Commercializing new technologies to decarbonize buildings is an overlooked piece of their success — and the success of climate policy as a whole, a researcher at a national lab writes. (Utility Dive)

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