CLIMATE: Research details how climate change has driven more hurricanes to quickly intensify as they approach the coast. (Washington Post)

ALSO:
• Ian regained hurricane strength as it crossed into the Atlantic Ocean and headed for South Carolina, leaving a trail of devastation across Florida. (Associated Press)
• Hurricane Ian tests Florida’s recent investments in resilience and storm preparedness, while also revealing Gov. Ron DeSantis’ failure to take action to mitigate climate change. (Christian Science Monitor, New Republic)
• A new study finds dozens of hospitals along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts would likely be flooded if hit by a Category 2 hurricane. (The Hill)

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FOSSIL FUELS:
• The oil industry practice of flaring often doesn’t fully burn off unwanted methane, meaning about five times more of the potent greenhouse gas may be escaping into the atmosphere than previously assumed, a study finds. (NPR)
• The U.S. is continuing to tap its strategic oil reserves even as prices start to soften. (New York Times)
• The number of U.S. clean energy jobs still lags fossil fuel jobs, but the former are expanding while the latter are stagnating or declining. (Canary Media)

EQUITY: University of Michigan researchers release a framework that offers guidance on measuring energy equity, including 148 recommendations and resources on implementing them. (Energy News Network)

SOLAR: As the U.S. deploys more solar panels, questions emerge over producers’ responsibility for what happens to them at the end of their life. (Utility Dive)

OVERSIGHT:
• Six major banks will test a Federal Reserve program to evaluate their exposure to climate risks, though the pilot will have few regulatory consequences. (New York Times)
• The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says it’s having a hard time recruiting qualified employees, jeopardizing its oversight abilities. (E&E News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• A pair of hyperlocal ride-hailing startups in Chicago offer new transportation alternatives in predominantly Black neighborhoods underserved by traditional ride-hailing services and public transit. (Energy News Network)
• New York’s governor announces the state is drafting regulations that would bar the sale of new internal combustion vehicles in the state by 2035. (Associated Press)

GRID:
More than 2 million Florida customers still lacked power this morning, and while a Florida Power & Light executive says its grid hardening initiatives have paid off, parts of the state’s grid may need to be rebuilt. (E&E News, Utility Dive)
• A California researcher uses machine learning and advanced control theory to model optimal ways to add more renewables to the grid without compromising stability. (Wired)

CARBON CAPTURE: Proposed carbon capture projects falter even as the Biden administration plans to spend billions to incentivize the technology. (S&P Global)

UTILITIES: Former Pacific Gas & Electric executives agree to pay $117 million to settle a lawsuit filed by victims of two wildfires in northern California sparked by the utility’s equipment. (Los Angeles Times)

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WIND: Wind energy boosters look to turn coastal Virginia into a supply chain hub for the developing offshore wind industry. (Virginia Business)

CRYPTOCURRENCY: New Mexico researchers find Bitcoin mining’s environmental and social cost is comparable to burning gasoline and nearly nine times that of gold production. (Verge)

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