SOLAR: The U.S. Senate voted 56 to 41 yesterday to rescind President Biden’s moratorium on tariffs on solar cells from Asia; but even though Biden is expected to veto the bill, the issue is far from settled. (Politico, Canary Media)

ALSO: Orders are soaring for First Solar, an indication that a significant growth in solar deployment is around the corner. (Bloomberg)

• The Inflation Reduction Act is driving more investment in domestic manufacturing than expected, creating a surge in new jobs but also driving up costs for taxpayers. (New York Times)
• Despite the efforts of its elected officials, Texas has become a leader in the clean energy transition and will add more solar and wind capacity in 2023 than all other states combined. (Reuters)

• Plug-in hybrids, which one analyst calls “training wheels” for fully-electric driving, are gaining in popularity. (Washington Post)
States are offering “unprecedented” subsidies as they battle to land new electric vehicle manufacturing plants, with advocates warning the competition could undercut social programs. (E&E News)
• The United Auto Workers is declining to endorse President Biden’s reelection for now, citing concerns about low wages at new battery plants. (Politico)

• Legal experts say a Supreme Court case related to commercial fishing could have a significant impact on the federal government’s ability to address climate change. (Grist)
• Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs several bills aimed at fighting climate change, including one streamlining energy permitting, just days after announcing he will not seek re-election in 2024. (KOMO, Washington Post)

CARBON CAPTURE: U.S. colleges and universities are playing an outsized role in seeking federal funding for direct air capture projects that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere for storage. (E&E News)

PIPELINES: An Indigenous-led United Nations panel recommends that Canada and the United States shut down the Line 5 pipeline, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac. (Michigan Advance)

NUCLEAR: Legal experts say New Mexico must prove a new law barring nuclear waste storage facilities is not based on safety concerns, which is the purview of federal regulators, to survive future challenges. (Searchlight New Mexico)

• An editorial board says the absence of a unified plan to expand electrical transmission “is a critical hole” in U.S. plans to cut emissions. (New York Times)
• A biblical scholar says a misreading of the book of Revelation is making many Americans complacent about climate change. (Los Angeles Times)
• Power grids across the U.S. that have been tested by extreme weather and soaring demand should build more solar and battery storage capacity, write two solar advocates. (Energy News Network)

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Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.