CLEAN ELECTRICITY: House Democrats unveil details of their proposed $150 billion clean electricity payment program, which would issue grants to electricity providers that increase their clean energy supply and penalize those that don’t. (New York Times)

Natural gas won’t count as a clean energy source under the payment program, despite fears by progressives that it would be included in the plan. (Bloomberg)
• An analysis finds a national clean electricity payment program would create 7.7 million jobs over the next decade and add $907 billion to the economy. (The Hill)

OVERSIGHT: President Biden says he will nominate D.C. Public Service Commissioner Willie Phillips to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (E&E News)

• Entergy brought a 128 MW gas power plant online last year in hopes it would provide reliable power, to New Orleans, but it sat dark for two days after Hurricane Ida. (New York Times)
• The number of reported oil and chemical spills linked to Hurricane Ida grew from 350 to more than 2,000 over the past week. (
• A U.S. House committee advances legislation that would protect Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas drilling, setting it up for likely inclusion in the budget reconciliation package. (Reuters)

• Indigenous-led resistance to 21 fossil fuel projects in the U.S. and Canada has stopped or delayed a significant amount of emissions over the past decade, a study finds. (Grist)
• Federal regulators begin assessing air pollution in Louisiana as industrial plants restart operations while 15 of the state’s air monitors remain out of commission. (

• New York City transportation officials release a plan to create one of the largest electric vehicle charging networks in the nation, which will require the installation of 46,000 chargers across the city by 2030. (
• Chevron and renewable energy firm Gevo Inc. announce a partnership to process corn into sustainable aviation fuel after several American airlines say they’ll scale up their uses of the fuels. (Reuters)

JOBS: A new report shows how women and Black people are severely underrepresented in clean energy jobs, leading advocates to call on Congress to ensure these workers aren’t left behind in the infrastructure bill. (USA Today)

CLIMATE: This summer tied for America’s hottest on record with 1936, the year of the Dust Bowl, with several Western states seeing their warmest summers on record. (The Hill)

GRID: California’s grid operator asks the Biden administration to allow natural gas power plants to run without pollution restrictions for 60 days to reduce grid strain. (Reuters)

STORAGE: Minnesota electric cooperative Great River Energy sees long-duration energy storage as a potential buffer for its grid during extreme cold weather events. (Energy News Network)

SOLAR: The federal Bureau of Land Management begins the bidding process to lease 4,800 acres in Utah for solar development. (news release)

WIND: Construction begins on the state-funded New Jersey Wind Port intended to support the area’s burgeoning offshore wind industry, and which will be the country’s first such onshore site. (NJ Spotlight)

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.