ELECTRIC VEHICLES: An Inflation Reduction Act provision that only grants full electric vehicle tax credits to car batteries manufactured in North America is spurring large manufacturing projects. (E&E News)

ALSO: California researchers find prioritizing electric and hydrogen fuel cell truck deployment would benefit the state’s disadvantaged communities more than decarbonizing buildings. (Anthropocene)

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OFFSHORE WIND:
• The Biden administration announces that its first offshore wind lease sale in the Pacific will happen in December and will unlock up to 4.5 GW of generating capacity. (The Hill)
• The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates the U.S. offshore wind industry will provide up to 58,000 full-time jobs each year beginning in 2024, mostly in manufacturing. (Renewable Energy World)

OIL & GAS: The Biden administration will release 15 million barrels of oil from its reserves this December to combat high prices. (Politico)

POLITICS:
• The U.S. EPA faces a potential deluge of oversight hearings and demands for documents and communications if Republicans take control of Congress. (E&E News)
• While a special climate committee may survive in a GOP-controlled House, climate scientists say it would likely focus on policies that may even exacerbate the climate crisis. (Washington Post)

CLIMATE:
• An analysis finds a “disturbing distance” between major companies’ emissions reduction targets and how they plan to meet them. (Axios)
• New Jersey sues five major oil companies and their trade organization over allegations of intentional public deception regarding their industries’ contributions to climate change, becoming the latest state to file such a lawsuit. (WHYY, The Guardian)

CLEAN ENERGY:
• Distributed solar and battery storage resources pose growing cybersecurity risks for the electric grid and should incorporate strong security measures, the U.S. Energy Department warns. (Utility Dive)
• A study finds solar and wind energy on the Texas power grid will save state residents $11 billion in electricity costs this year, even as critics question renewables’ reliability. (Dallas Morning News)

STORAGE: The world’s largest single-phase battery energy storage facility with 350 MW/1,400 MWh capacity goes online on federal land in southern California. (PV Magazine)

PIPELINES: The U.S. EPA joins environmental groups in recommending that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assess alternatives to a tunnel for Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. (Michigan Advance)

EFFICIENCY: A personal finance website ranks Massachusetts as the most energy efficient state and South Carolina as the least. (Utility Dive)

SOLAR: A startup combines perovskite photovoltaics with common silicon in what it hopes will create more efficient solar panels. (Canary Media)

COMMENTARY: A clean energy advocate and a utility executive suggest utilities build out their grid infrastructure to prepare for the rollout of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles. (Utility Dive)

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