INFRASTRUCTURE: The Congressional Progressive Caucus prepares a $10 trillion response to President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill that will lay out a path to 100% zero-carbon electricity by 2035 and devote half of its spending to environmental justice initiatives. (HuffPost)

ALSO:
An environmental group is spending $10 million on ads arguing that investments in clean energy infrastructure have bipartisan public support, as some Republicans remain resistant to spending on electric vehicle charging networks and the grid. (Axios)
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says he’s open to using a mileage tax, rather than a gasoline tax, to help fund the infrastructure bill. (CNBC) 

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CLIMATE:
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin are on the guest list for the White House’s upcoming virtual climate summit. (Axios)
More than 40 of the world’s biggest asset managers pledge a net-zero target across their holdings by 2050. (Bloomberg)
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a wide-ranging climate change bill, which includes a pledge to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 among other provisions. (Associated Press, WBUR)

CARBON CAPTURE: Two senators introduce a bill to extend a carbon capture and storage tax credit for five years and let businesses redeem the tax break as a direct payment. (Forbes)

UTILITIES:
A new analysis finds that PG&E’s public safety power shutoffs in October 2019 may have prevented wildfires from burning more than 3 million acres. (San Francisco Chronicle)
The Nebraska Public Power District could drastically reduce carbon emissions over the next three decades at little or no cost to ratepayers, according to a pair of studies produced for the utility. (Energy News Network)

PIPELINES: The Biden administration is reconsidering a penalty against a North Dakota pipeline owner for trespassing on tribal land after the fine was dramatically reduced by the Trump administration. (Inside Climate News)

NATURAL GAS:
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may be reconsidering its permit for a Massachusetts natural gas compressor posing health risks to the surrounding area — an unprecedented move for the regulator. (Drilled News)
Two GOP senators introduce a bill to automatically allow any country with a free-trade agreement with the U.S. to receive exports of liquified natural gas. (E&E News, subscription)

SOLAR: Two nonprofits in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley launch a fund to outfit 20 area Habitat for Humanity homes with photovoltaic panels, bringing solar and lowering utility bills for families in need. (Energy News Network)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
After a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission, South Korean battery manufacturer SK Innovation considers multiple options that include abandoning its factories in Georgia. (Korea Herald)
Illinois auto dealers are suing the state and electric vehicle startup Rivian for selling vehicles directly to customers. (Chicago Tribune)
Court filings reveal Tesla wants a U.S. appeals court to reinstate an Obama-era federal regulation that would more than double penalties for automakers who fail to meet fuel efficiency standards. (Reuters)

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GEOTHERMAL: A new geothermal project in Minneapolis that will use existing underground water as a kind of thermal storage system would be among the first in the U.S. (MinnPost)

COMMENTARY:
A carbon tax could help pay for President Biden’s $3 trillion infrastructure proposal, provided it’s tailored to avoid a “disproportionate burden on the poor and middle class,” an editorial board writes. (Washington Post)
A Rhode Island advocate says that the state needs to pass a comprehensive policy package to ensure that Black and brown communities equally reap the benefits of the state’s offshore wind industry. (Providence Journal)
The Los Angeles Times editorial board says the city should aggressively aim for 100% clean, renewable energy by 2035.