POLITICS: Climate advocates predict President Biden won’t be able to achieve his greenhouse gas reduction goals if Senate Democrats fail to pass the reconciliation bill, which analysts warn still doesn’t go far enough to halve emissions by 2030. (E&E News, Bloomberg)

ALSO: Democrats are torn between voting on the reconciliation plan next week and taking more time to push Sen. Joe Manchin and other potential holdouts to support the bill. (The Hill)

EMISSIONS:
Three environmental groups plan to sue the U.S. EPA for using outdated methods of measuring methane from landfills they say underestimate emissions by 25% or more. (Inside Climate News)
An aerial survey of the Permian Basin detects major methane plumes from 40% of 900 sites measured and finds some of those plumes resulted from malfunctioning flares. (Reuters)  

TRANSPORTATION:
• The White House’s ambitious electric vehicle plan will need to also address the country’s aging grid, analysts say, as the government’s planned 500,000 EV chargers will require a massive amount of electricity. (E&E News)
New York City’s transit agency plans to build a $400 million all-electric bus depot in the Queens borough, with construction expected to end in around 4.5 years. (amNY)
• The global semiconductor shortage is hitting electric commercial vehicles especially hard, as an electric truck could need 10 times as many semiconductors as a traditional truck. (Utility Dive)

CLIMATE: A new analysis predicts that U.S. businesses will lose a collective 3.1 million days of operation in 2022 as they experience and recover from a rising number of floods, a report finds. (CNN)

BUILDINGS: If New York City officials vote as expected today to prohibit gas-powered stoves, space heaters and water boilers in all new buildings, it will become the largest U.S. city to institute such a ban. (New York Times)

HYDROGEN: Caterpillar, BNSF Railway and Chevron announce they’ll develop and build a hydrogen-powered locomotive. (MarketWatch)

EFFICIENCY:
A Cape Cod energy organization appeals Massachusetts regulators’ recent ruling against a proposal to provide heat pumps, solar power and battery storage to low-income customers, saying the state missed the point of the program. (Energy News Network)
• A Minnesota college will launch the state’s largest guaranteed energy savings project in which $12.3 million in clean energy upgrades will be paid for in savings with no upfront costs. (Energy News Network)

COAL: Ameren will close its second-largest coal plant by 2024 — 15 years ahead of schedule — instead of installing costly pollution controls that would have been required under a court ruling. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

PIPELINES: The Mountain Valley Pipeline clears a significant hurdle as a Virginia board votes 3-2 to approve a permit for it to cross about 150 streams and wetlands in Southwest Virginia. (Virginia Mercury, Roanoke Times)

NUCLEAR: U.S. Energy Department officials seek input as they look to establish a reliable uranium supply chain for nuclear power. (Associated Press)

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