PIPELINES: The nation’s largest fuel pipeline remains mostly shut down after a cyberattack forced it to halt operations Friday. The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared a state of emergency in the 17 East Coast states it supplies in an attempt to avoid fuel shortages. (CNBC, The Hill)

ALSO:
• A crucial deadline looms this week over Michigan’s attempt to shut down the Line 5 pipeline, which could affect supplies to southern Ontario. (Toronto Star)
A federal judge rules anti-pipeline protesters may challenge a Louisiana law that imposes a five-year prison sentence for trespassers, though landowners and environmental and community groups can’t. (E&E News, subscription)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
A Canadian bus manufacturer announces plans to build the U.S.’s largest factory making electric buses and trucks in Illinois. (Reuters)
By 2027, electric vehicles, including larger SUVs and vans, will cost less to produce than fossil-fuel powered vehicles, BloombergNEF predicts. (Guardian)
Uber and Lyft’s low wages stand in the way of their promises to electrify their ride hailing fleets as drivers struggle to afford vehicles. (Bloomberg)
Mercedes-Benz debuts an electric van, which will be among eight electric vehicle models it hopes to release next year. (Bloomberg)

OIL & GAS:
Natural gas companies’ attempts to brand their product as “low-emissions” could transform the industry even as research shows cutting methane emissions is essential to curbing climate change. (E&E News, subscription)
Ohio officials look to use drones to discover potentially hundreds of previously unidentified abandoned oil and gas wells. (Energy News Network)
The Navajo Nation has been developing its own rules to cut methane emissions from oil and gas operations, which tend to be higher as state rules do not apply on the nation’s land. (New Mexico Political Report)

INFRASTRUCTURE: President Biden will meet with Senate environmental and public works committee leaders this week as he looks to advance his clean energy-focused infrastructure bill. (Axios)

CLIMATE: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ public denouncements of a recently passed climate bill leave clean-energy advocates confused. (E&E News)

ELECTRIFICATION: A recently released draft California building code will encourage heat pumps and require homes to be ready for electric conversion, but does not ban new natural gas connections. (Bakersfield California)

OFFSHORE WIND:
Massachusetts and its investor-owned utilities seek bids for up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind generation, requiring bidders to file diversity, equity and inclusion plans with their proposals. (State House News Service)
An offshore wind development hub is poised to revitalize an economically and environmentally vulnerable neighborhood in New York City, potentially bringing over 1,000 jobs to the community. (Inside Climate)

GRID: Texas’ grid operator confirms it forced dozens of natural gas facilities offline during February’s winter storm under a program that pays large users to shut down when power demand on the grid threatens to exceed supply. (Houston Chronicle)

SOLAR: New solar projects under development could push Hawaii’s Big Island past the state’s 100% renewable energy standard as early as 2023. (Honolulu Civil Beat)

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EMISSIONS: An administrative law judge rules Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz can move forward with clean vehicle emission standards without legislative approval. (Star Tribune)

COMMENTARY:
• The author of a recent study on racial disparities in pollution impacts details the role of systemic racism in health outcomes. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Texas lawmakers have responded to February’s storm by bailing out power generators and electricity providers, without substantially addressing the grid’s lack of adequate reserve baseload generating capacity, writes an energy analyst. (Forbes)