ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A coalition of influential energy groups release guiding principles for the equitable buildout of electric vehicle charging stations under the new federal infrastructure law. (E&E News)

ALSO:
• At a meeting of North American leaders tomorrow, Canada and Mexico are expected to oppose proposed tax credits that would prioritize U.S.-made electric vehicles, as one industry leader says the credits are unlikely to pass. (E&E News, Utility Dive)
• U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s support of a 2019 pension bailout for union coal miners is a reason why he should now accept an union-friendly electric vehicle tax credit as part of Democrats’ spending bill, a Democratic senator says. (Bloomberg Law)
• Lucid Motors is drawing in major investments even though it only just produced its first electric cars, thanks in part to its leadership by a former Tesla engineer. (New York Times)
• Electric vehicle maker Arrival unveils a new electric bus that will sell at around the price of a conventional diesel bus and be produced in South Carolina beginning next year. (Reuters)

OIL & GAS:
• President Biden asks the Federal Trade Commission to investigate oil and gas companies as gasoline prices continue to rise even as industry costs fall. (Politico)
• Energy companies offer a combined $192 million for drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico in the first government lease auction under President Biden. (Associated Press)

POLITICS: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the Biden administration’s goal of cutting emissions in half by 2030 is “not sufficient” unless investments benefit communities dependent on fossil fuels. (The Hill)

PUBLIC LANDS: The Trump administration’s relocation of Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Colorado reduced the number of Black employees, drove out senior workers and created staff shortages, a government report finds. (Washington Post)  

HYDROGEN: While it’s billed as a clean energy solution, producing hydrogen from fossil fuels releases substantial greenhouse gas emissions and could become more expensive than producing it with renewable power, a study finds. (Washington Post)

WIND: Offshore wind could bring jobs and prosperity to northeastern North Carolina, but experts and advocates warn that extreme poverty and economic disparity won’t be erased without effort. (Energy News Network)

TRANSPORTATION: Observers question whether the Northeast’s Transportation and Climate Initiative can survive now that Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says he won’t push for the plan, blaming currently high gas prices. (Providence Journal, Hartford Courant, Boston Herald)

CLIMATE: Analysts say climate adaptation technologies could soon become profitable investments as climate impacts become more apparent. (Bloomberg)

EFFICIENCY: The current growth rate of energy efficiency investments worldwide isn’t ambitious enough to meet climate goals, a new International Energy Agency report finds. (Axios)