OVERSIGHT: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will soon require all publicly traded companies to disclose greenhouse gas emissions and how climate change could affect their businesses. (Washington Post)

ALSO: President Biden’s nomination of Sarah Bloom Raskin to oversee the Federal Reserve hits a wrench as Sen. Joe Manchin announces his opposition to her appointment over her focus on climate change. (E&E News)

CLEAN ENERGY:
• Economists and experts suggest investing in clean energy and U.S. manufacturing could slow inflation in the long term. (Grist)
• Human rights concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — home to most of the world’s cobalt, a key ingredient in batteries — pose clean energy supply chain risks, though experts say they expect the U.S. to do little about the violations. (E&E News)

COAL: Methane emissions from coal mining are far higher than previous EPA and IEA estimates indicate, and exceed emissions from the global oil and gas industries, a report finds. (Inside Climate News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
Online searches for electric vehicles are spiking amid high gasoline prices, a car buying website finds. (Grist)
• The emerging debate over Rivian’s electric vehicle factory in Georgia exemplifies broader tensions between the need to build emissions-free infrastructure and the impulse to preserve unspoiled lands. (New York Times)
• House Democrats call for an investigation into the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to purchase new gasoline-powered mail trucks despite the Biden administration’s push for electric vehicles. (New York Times)

POLITICS: The return of congressional earmarks has allowed Republican lawmakers to quietly funnel federal money to clean energy and climate projects while avoiding political blowback. (E&E News)

CARBON CAPTURE: Illinois environmental groups warn landowners about potential safety and financial hazards as developers seek to make the state a “superhighway” for carbon dioxide pipelines and underground storage. (Energy News Network)

WIND: A national lab studies what Americans seem to like the least about wind turbines, finding their moving shadows aren’t a prominent annoyance, and that other factors are more likely to influence their opinions. (E&E News)

SOLAR:
• Siting and interconnection delays continue to challenge the buildout of community solar in several states as the Biden administration pursues an 80% clean energy goal by 2030. (PV Magazine)
• Supply shortages delayed multiple major solar projects toward the end of last year, forecasting potential delays for this year’s projects as well. (Utility Dive)
• North Carolina’s solar industry is divided over Duke Energy’s proposed net metering reforms, which advocates say are better than similar proposals in other states but opponents say need more study. (Energy News Network)

OIL & GAS:
Washington state researchers find methane flaring can cause respiratory distress in people who live up to 60 miles away from a facility. (NM Political Report)
California analysts say ratcheting up oil and gas production in the state will not affect prices at the pump. (Governing)

COMMENTARY: A former oil trader now in solar calls for a turn from fossil fuels toward renewables to reduce the country’s vulnerability to oil wars and create clean energy jobs in coal country. (Virginia Mercury)

Kathryn Krawczyk

Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Energy News Network team, where she oversees the early-morning production of ENN’s five email digest newsletters as well as distribution of ENN’s original journalism with other media outlets. From documenting chronic illness’ effect on college students to following the inner workings of Congress, Kathryn has built a broad experience in her more than five years working at major publications including The Week Magazine. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism and information management and technology from Syracuse University.