COAL: G7 countries agree to “overwhelmingly decarbonize” their power systems in the 2030s, but the U.S. and Japan block a deal to set an end date for coal use. (Politico)

ALSO:
• West Virginia lawmakers respond to a state audit warning about the pending insolvency of state mine cleanup funds by handing off the issue to its congressional delegation in hopes of winning federal funding. (Charleston Gazette-Mail, WV Metro News)
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester urges the U.S. State Department to address pollution from Canadian coal mines that crosses the border into Montana. (Flathead Beacon)
• An expected compromise energy bill in Illinois would require the 1,600 MW Prairie State Energy Campus to close by 2035, more than a decade ahead of schedule. (E&E News, subscription)

OIL & GAS:
• Global demand for oil is expected to rebound to pre-pandemic levels by the end of next year, the International Energy Agency predicts. (Guardian)
• Royal Dutch Shell considers selling its holdings in Texas’ Permian Basin after a court orders it to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. (Reuters)
• A troubled oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands that sprayed oil mist twice this year could be at risk of bankruptcy due to significant loan defaults and a growing number of lawsuits. (Inside Climate News)

PIPELINES:
• Environmentalists emboldened by the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline press President Joe Biden to revoke permits for other projects. (Bloomberg)
• Tribes in Michigan look to assert treaty rights to help shut down Line 5 and block a planned pipeline tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac. (MLive)
• Dakota Access pipeline opponents ask a federal judge to require the developer and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide monthly updates on an extensive environmental review of the project. (Associated Press)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
Lordstown Motors’ CEO and CFO resign days after the electric truck maker warned it’s far behind its production goals and could shut down. (CNBC)
Electric trucks alone won’t resolve environmental justice concerns around a distribution center being built at a former coal plant site in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, residents say. (Energy News Network)

LITHIUM:
A mining company postpones work on a major lithium project in Nevada in the wake of a lawsuit from environmentalists challenging the project’s Trump-era approval. (Reuters)
Ranchers and Hualapai tribal members say a proposed lithium mine in Arizona would threaten their water supplies. (Phoenix New Times)

OFFSHORE WIND:
The Biden administration formally announces its intent to sell leases for offshore wind farm development between New Jersey and New York’s Long Island. (New York Times)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approves a New England grid proposal opponents say could hurt the emerging offshore wind industry. (E&E News, subscription)

TRANSMISSION: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chair Richard Glick says the board will tackle transmission policy goals necessary to decarbonize the power grid this summer. (Utility Dive)

INFRASTRUCTURE: A bipartisan U.S. Senate group will try to push its infrastructure bill this week as Democrats prepare to go at it alone to preserve climate provisions, with a clean electricity standard hanging in the balance. (Washington Post, Inside Climate News)

FUEL CELLS: Residents of a coastal Connecticut town push back against a proposed 9.66 MW fuel cell power plant that would be sited in an area already full of light industrial facilities. (Energy News Network)

TRANSPORTATION: Rhode Island climate advocates still see pathways to join the Transportation and Climate Initiative, while Vermont and other states are in “wait and see mode.(ecoRI news, Bennington Banner)