GRID: Triple-digit temperatures forecast this week for inland California prompt grid operators to issue a statewide conservation alert to reduce strain on the power system. (Los Angeles Times)

STORAGE: Phase 1 of California’s Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility, the world’s largest, remains offline after batteries overheated this past weekend. (PV Magazine)  

SOLAR: California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to shift solar-permitting power away from counties to the state didn’t make it into a state energy bill enacted today. (KGET)

OIL & GAS:
Alaska’s Supreme Court orders state regulators to investigate a Hilcorp Energy Company pipeline that has repeatedly leaked natural gas into Cook Inlet. (Reuters)
A New Mexico environmental group files an intent to sue the EPA over growing ozone pollution in the Permian Basin. (Carlsbad Current-Argus)  
The California Independent Petroleum Association files for bankruptcy after a court orders it to pay opponents’ attorney fees for a lawsuit regarding Los Angeles oil and gas regulations. (Sacramento Business Journal)

UTILITIES:
A suburban Colorado electric cooperative sues Xcel Energy over outages at and alleged mismanagement of the Comanche 3 coal-fired power plant, of which the two entities share ownership. (Colorado Sun)
Southern California Gas Co. agrees to settle a lawsuit against state regulators, which claimed they ignored a law requiring them to consider the benefits of natural gas. (Los Angeles Times)  
A California community choice aggregator agrees to purchase a 35 MW share of a geothermal complex in Sonoma County. (news release)
More than 500,000 Washington state households risk losing electricity when a moratorium on shutoffs for non-payment ends Sept. 30. (news release)

CLIMATE:
The potential recall of California Gov. Gavin Newsom next week could significantly curb the state’s aggressive climate policies with nationwide implications. (New York Times)
• Researchers find climate change is driving Western wildfires into higher elevations where blazes once were rare. (news release)
Climate change-exacerbated extreme heat, drought and flash floods are harming Western trout fisheries. (Associated Press)
California fire danger remains high even as firefighters get a handle on the devastating Caldor Fire in the northern part of the state. (Associated Press) 

HYDROGEN: A would-be developer of a proposed green hydrogen hub in Los Angeles says a dedicated pipeline grid and existing natural gas lines will be necessary to make the project viable. (S&P Global)

BIOFUEL: An energy company plans to build a pilot plant that converts sewage into biofuel without producing methane emissions at a California treatment plant. (Press-Telegram)  

TRANSPORTATION: A Swiss-American startup says it plans to build a full-scale prototype of a carbon-neutral hyperloop ground transportation system in Pueblo, Colorado. (KOAA)

COMMENTARY:
A California climate advocate argues for constructing new transmission links to bolster grid reliability and access out-of-state wind and solar resources during times of heat-induced grid strain. (Utility Dive)
Oregon lawmakers must curb urban sprawl and stop building associated new highways in order to stem climate change, a land-use watchdog says. (Mail-Tribune)