The Port of San Diego’s commissioners vote to convert thousands of diesel trucks, cranes and tugboats to battery-electric or other zero-emissions technology by 2030. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A Colorado Energy Office-commissioned report finds widespread deployment of zero-emissions trucks, vans and other heavy-duty vehicles could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4.4 million tons and deliver nearly $27 billion in benefits over the next 30 years. (Colorado Public Radio)

A dispute heats up between Tri-State Generation and Transmission and its largest member, a Colorado utility, over contract exit costs. (Big Pivots)
Forecasts for dry, gusty winds prompt Pacific Gas & Electric to warn 29,000 Californians they may have their power shut off for a second time this week to reduce wildfire risk. (Los Angeles Times)
Hedge funds sell billions of dollars worth of PG&E stock while victims of wildfires sparked by the utility’s equipment go unpaid, according to a media analysis. (Jefferson Public Radio)   

California community choice aggregators combine customers’ smart thermostats, electric vehicles and batteries charged by rooftop solar to create virtual power plants able to inject power into the grid during peak demand. (Canary Media)
A heavy snow storm leaves thousands without power in southeast Idaho and northern Utah. (Cache Valley Daily)

Stanford University researchers observe higher levels of harmful air pollutants within 2.5 miles of oil and gas wells, likely posing health risks to people who live nearby. (news release)
New Mexico Indigenous groups march in Washington, D.C., to bring attention to reported connections between fossil fuel extraction and violence against women. (NM Political Report)

Developers complete construction on a 300 MW solar facility to power a Pueblo, Colorado, steel mill. (Big Pivots)
Construction is completed on a 200 MW solar facility in Buckeye, Arizona, that will help power a Microsoft data center. (Solar Power World)

MICROGRIDS: Construction is set to begin this month on a $43 million solar-plus-storage microgrid project at the U.S. Coast Guard training center in Petaluma, California. (Worcester Business Journal)

POLITICS: Environmental groups call on U.S. Sen. Krysten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, to clarify her climate agenda after media reports suggested she wanted to cut $100 billion in climate spending from the infrastructure bill. (The Hill)

A fast-moving fire near Santa Barbara grows to 13,400 acres and threatens thousands of homes and a shuttered ExxonMobil oil refinery; fires also burned structures in San Joaquin and Sacramento counties. (Los Angeles Times, Associated Press)
A report finds climate change-fueled California wildfires could erode tax bases in some areas as insurance costs rise or coverage becomes unavailable. (E&E News, subscription)
Climate change-exacerbated floods and thawing permafrost threaten the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline, experts say. (Inside Climate News) 

COMMENTARY: A former New Mexico lieutenant governor says the key to cutting methane emissions is to convince industry they will profit from capturing and selling the gas rather than flaring it. (Ruidoso News)

Jonathan hails from southwestern Colorado and has been writing about the land, cultures, and communities of the Western United States for more than two decades. He compiles the Western Energy News digest. He is the author of three books, a contributing editor at High Country News, and the editor of the Land Desk, an e-newsletter that provides coverage and context on issues critical to the West.