CLIMATE: Austin, Texas, becomes the largest city in the country to drop minimum parking requirements for new developments in a move aimed at lowering emissions and increasing housing supply. (Texas Tribune)

ALSO: Florida’s Miami-Dade County considers what would be the nation’s first heat-related protections for outdoor workers in the construction and agriculture industries, with a final vote set for Tuesday. (Florida Phoenix)


  • A second member in as many meetings resigns from a Gainesville, Florida, municipal utility board following its disputed state takeover and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ appointment of an all white male board. (Gainesville Sun)
  • Entergy New Orleans customers are seeing bills rise at the fastest pace in nearly two decades, with more hikes on the horizon if the city approves a $1.3 billion storm resilience project. (Louisiana Illuminator)  



  • As Texas voters consider a ballot measure offering low-interest loans to gas-fired power plant operators, the state’s grid operator asks generators to prepare to unretire power plants in the event of a major winter storm. (E&E News) 
  • Georgia Power rebuilds part of a power line serving a hospital as part of a 10-year, $10 billion grid project to improve reliability. (WALB)



  • “Drill baby drill, that’s what we’re going to do.” Donald Trump tries to win over oil industry donors at a campaign stop in Houston. (Houston Chronicle) 
  • An upcoming sale of federal oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico is officially postponed amid a legal fight over whale protections. (Associated Press)

CARBON CAPTURE: A Louisiana legislative task force established to study the benefits of carbon capture and sequestration will begin meeting on Monday. (Business Report)

RENEWABLES: A Texas school district asks voters to approve a $50 million bond proposal financed with wind and solar revenue rather than a tax increase. (KCEN) 

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Dan has two decades' experience working in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to joining the Energy News Network as managing editor in December 2017, he oversaw watchdog reporting at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA Today Network, and before that spent several years as a freelance journalist covering energy, business and technology. Dan is a former Midwest Energy News journalism fellow and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.