CLIMATE: The United Nations’ climate panel releases its “final warning” predicting climate change’s devastating effects unless the world quickly reduces greenhouse gas emissions to “secure a livable future for all.” (Guardian, Grist)

ALSO: Biden administration economists say climate change will force the federal government to reassess its spending priorities, especially as it looks to protect the poorest Americans from global warming’s effects. (New York Times)

• President Biden issues his first veto, rejecting a bill that would’ve reversed a Labor Department rule letting retirement account managers consider climate change and environmental factors when making investment decisions. (The Hill)
• Some energy industry leaders privately criticize Republicans’ permitting reform bill, saying it would do little to create jobs, lower energy jobs or meet climate targets. (Politico)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Michigan is among several states testing the potential of inductive charging on roads that would charge electric vehicles while they’re being driven. (States Newsroom)

PUBLIC LANDS: President Biden plans to designate the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in southern Nevada today, permanently blocking a proposed 400 MW wind power facility and other energy development on 450,000 acres of federal land. (E&E News)

California energy analysts say a large-scale buildout of high-voltage transmission infrastructure is needed in the northern part of the state to accommodate offshore wind development. (Lost Coast Outpost)
Japanese Americans in the Northwest protest a proposed wind facility in southern Idaho, saying the turbines would threaten a World War II incarceration camp historic site’s sanctity. (Crosscut)

HYDROGEN: A Connecticut bill based on recommendations from a state hydrogen task force calls for a strategic plan to encourage green hydrogen production and to prioritize its use in hard-to-electrify sectors. (Energy News Network)

North Carolina developers protest energy-saving changes to state building codes endorsed by clean energy advocates and climate activists, potentially pushing the question to a state legislature that’s heavily influenced by the homebuilding lobby. (Energy News Network)
A Colorado town’s bid to implement efficiency- and electrification-friendly building codes falters after a natural gas utility launches an opposition campaign. (High Country News)      

OIL & GAS: A nonprofit’s new report says New York can’t meet its climate targets without a “managed, phased transition” from the gas industry and investments in its distribution pipeline, and suggests the state utilize thermal energy networks and building electrification. (Canary Media)

GRID: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says the U.S. could link its power grid with Puerto Rico’s without placing the island under FERC’s jurisdiction. (Utility Dive)

COMMENTARY: A reporter takes a Ford F-150 Lightning on a 2,888-mile road trip across the Northwest U.S., finding the reliability and availability of chargers hasn’t changed much since a bigger trip in 2019. (E&E News)

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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.