OVERSIGHT: EPA Administrator Michael Regan outlines forthcoming regulatory actions meant to curb power plant pollution and more quickly shut down coal plants. (E&E News)

OIL & GAS:
• The White House’s plans to send liquefied natural gas to Europe to curb its reliance on Russian energy are reportedly stalling over climate concerns within the Biden administration. (Reuters)
• Climate-focused lawmakers say the U.S. ban on Russian oil imports and resulting price spikes should lead the country to accelerate clean energy development. (The Hill)
• Experts explain why increased oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is unlikely to do much to reduce gas prices, which are set by global factors. (WBHM, Time)
• U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin calls on President Biden to use the Defense Production Act to accelerate completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline after banning Russian oil imports. (The Hill)

CLEAN ENERGY:
• Utility executives and clean energy developers say supply chain shortages, high prices, and red tape are slowing carbon-free power deployment, though they see clean power as unstoppable in the long run. (E&E News)
• Charts show how clean energy generation has grown over the last decade, and where coal use is still growing as natural gas prices rise. (Inside Climate News)
• Russia’s attack on Ukraine is driving shortages of metals needed to build electric vehicles and batteries, as well as other clean energy resources. (E&E News)
• Investors question whether a recent rush of clean energy investment will continue, or whether the industry is headed for collapse. (Utility Dive)

HEAT PUMPS: White House aides say they’re seriously studying Bill McKibben’s “heat pumps for peace” proposal, in which he calls on President Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act to ramp up heat pump production and loosen Russia’s grip on global fuel supply. (Washington Post)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric truck startup Rivian reported a $4.7 billion net loss in 2021 as various supply chain delays hampered vehicle production. (Forbes)

HYDROGEN: Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas band together to pursue federal funding to become one of four national “hydrogen hubs.” (Associated Press)

PIPELINES: While Republicans call for reviving the Keystone XL pipeline, the developer says it will not proceed after pulling infrastructure and ending permits for the canceled project. (South Dakota Public Broadcasting)

GRID: ISO New England capacity prices fell by almost a quarter in its latest auction, plummeting from $1.36 billion last year to $1.04 billion this year, according to published auction results. (Utility Dive)

TRANSPORTATION: Washington state lawmakers pass a $17 billion, 16-year transportation bill that uses carbon credit program revenue to fund projects such as hybrid-electric ferries and electric vehicle charging infrastructure while significantly downsizing an EV rebate proposal. (Associated Press, Seattle Times) 

COMMENTARY:
• A columnist touts green hydrogen stored in salt caverns as an additional way to store renewable energy. (Houston Chronicle)
• A Navajo Nation community organizer urges regulators to adopt oil and gas emissions rules that end routine methane flaring and require regular leak detection and repair efforts. (Santa Fe New Mexican)

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.