EMISSIONS: Four Pacific Northwest port agencies unveil a voluntary joint plan to phase out emissions by 2050 through investments in new fuels, equipment and port infrastructure. (Puget Sound Business Journal)

NATURAL GAS:
• The Los Angeles City Council approves a resolution supporting any legislative or administrative action to help close the Playa del Rey natural gas storage facility. (Daily News)
• A Nevada bill to require gas utilities to go through comprehensive planning for decarbonizing operations receives its first hearing. (Nevada Independent)

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SOLAR:
• The Navajo Nation moves forward with plans for two more large solar plants that are expected to generate missions in revenue for the tribe. (Associated Press)
• A proposed solar project in southern Oregon would blend photovoltaics with sheep grazing and a bee-friendly pollinator meadow. (Jefferson Public Radio)
• A Colorado electric cooperative agrees to buy power from a solar and battery storage project that is expected to boost its resilience. (Mountain Town News)
• Fresno officials announce the city’s first solar farm, a community solar project that’s expected to help lower electric bills for residents. (Fresno Bee)  
• A solar developer signs a power purchase agreement with Black Hills Energy for a proposed 200 MW solar project in Colorado. (Renewables Now)

RENEWABLES:
• The Arizona House passes a bill that seeks to block state utility regulators from adopting or enforcing renewable energy standards. (Tucson Local Media)
An Arizona county works on a new ordinance that would provide guidance for new renewable energy project proposals. (Arizona Daily Sun)
• San Diego County moves forward with plans to purchase power from one of two community choice aggregation programs. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

COAL:
• Wyoming’s governor signs legislation creating a legal fund to initiate lawsuits against other states’ laws and regulators that harm its coal industry. (WestLaw)
• Wyoming and Montana are among five states considering legislation to prevent the closure of coal-fired power plants. (Utility Dive)

OIL & GAS:
A California state senator says his anti-fracking bill, which would prohibit most petroleum production in the state, is necessary as part of a move to “a 100% clean economy.” (San Francisco Chronicle, subscription)
• Alaska officials continue to investigate the cause of a natural gas leak from a Hilcorp fuel line in Alaska’s Cook Inlet last weekend. (Associated Press)
Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says President Biden’s moratorium on new federal oil and gas leases is “absolutely sensible.” (E&E News, subscription)

EFFICIENCY: An Alaska committee rejects a bill that would have required energy audits and retrofits for public schools and other facilities. (Peninsula Clarion)

CLIMATE: Honolulu, Hawaii recently named a new chief resilience officer whose role includes preparing the city’s residents and infrastructure for climate change. (Business Insider)

Lisa Ellwood

Lisa is a Lenape and Nanticoke Native American freelance journalist, editor and writer currently based in the U.K. She has more than two decades’ experience working in corporate communications and print and digital media. She compiles the Western Energy News daily email digest. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Temple University; her specializations include data journalism and visualization. She is a member of the Native American Journalists Association, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, and the National Union of Journalists (U.K.).