CLIMATE BILL: A nonpartisan evaluator predicts Democrats’ climate bill will raise $70 billion for the federal government over the next decade, and would reduce the federal deficit by $300 billion. (New York Times)

ALSO:
• Analyses find tax incentives in the climate bill would let the U.S. cut its greenhouse gas emissions 40% from 2005 levels by 2030, falling short of President Biden’s goals, though other regulations could make up the difference. (New York Times)
Sen. Joe Manchin’s office releases a list of environmental permitting reforms, including some favored by Republicans, that he wants Democrats to consider for inclusion in their climate bill. (E&E News)
• The federal climate bill includes steps to allow completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which Manchin favors, and would reinstate a Gulf of Mexico lease sale blocked this year by a federal judge. (New York Times, E&E News)
National business groups launch an ad campaign urging Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to block or force changes to the climate bill as her stance remains uncertain. (Axios)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
Electric cars top the lists of fastest-selling used vehicles in nine major U.S. metro areas. (Utility Dive)
• Ford envisions a future where it regularly updates car software, batteries and electric motors between model years, cutting costs typically spent on traditional body redesigns. (CNBC)

CLIMATE:
• A climate group’s analysis finds that by 2100, several U.S. cities’ average summer high temperatures could resemble current temperatures in Middle Eastern cities. (Guardian)
• After Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear questions why the state keeps getting flooded, Twitter users and four academic experts provide a succinct answer: worsening climate change. (Inside Climate News)
Climate advocates say an $11.3 billion transportation bond bill passed by Massachusetts legislators is a step in the right direction but not nearly enough to reduce transportation emissions. (Boston Globe)

OIL & GAS:
• The federal Bureau of Land Management settles legal challenges by agreeing to halt oil and gas leasing on 1.2 million acres in Central California until it reviews potential impacts of development. (Los Angeles Times)
• The U.S. EPA raises concerns over the climate impact of a proposed northern Wisconsin natural gas plant, adding that utilities pursuing the project should have to reduce emissions to receive federal funding. (Wisconsin State Journal)

EFFICIENCY: To encourage heat pump adoption, Connecticut’s efficiency program begins providing free virtual consultations with heat pump experts and developing a local network of trained installers. (Energy News Network)

NUCLEAR: Living near a Minnesota nuclear plant has caused long-term, low-grade daily stress for tribal citizens who have set out to develop their own net-zero energy plan for the next decade. (MPR News)

COMMENTARY: Columnist Paul Krugman says Democrats’ climate bill appears poised to reduce inflation and “will be a major step toward saving the planet.” (New York Times)

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Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Energy News Network team, where she oversees the early-morning production of ENN’s five email digest newsletters as well as distribution of ENN’s original journalism with other media outlets. From documenting chronic illness’ effect on college students to following the inner workings of Congress, Kathryn has built a broad experience in her more than five years working at major publications including The Week Magazine. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism and information management and technology from Syracuse University.