CLIMATE LAW: Corporations announce a slew of new battery, electric vehicle, solar, and other clean energy manufacturing facilities in the wake of the Inflation Reduction Act, though they’ll likely take years to get into gear. (New York Times)

ALSO:
• Inflation Reduction Act funding for replacing fossil fuel-powered boilers and stoves with electric models could spur municipalities to take up bans on new gas infrastructure, advocates say. (E&E News)
• Tax credits and funding in the climate law aims to reduce emissions from producing concrete, asphalt and other materials needed to build and repair bridges and roads. (New York Times)
• Developers warn that permitting and grid delays could slow clean energy deployment despite incentives in the climate law. (Utility Dive)

POLITICS: Climate change and energy prices emerge as issues in tight U.S. Senate races across the country. (E&E News)

CARBON CAPTURE: Environmental justice advocates worry the federal climate law’s boost for carbon capture and storage will provide a lifeline for power plants and industrial facilities that have long polluted neighborhoods. (E&E News)

GRID:
• A New Hampshire electric co-op is testing a transactive energy rate that pays owners of electric vehicles and battery storage systems for sending power to the grid during high demand periods. (Energy News Network)
• Record-breaking heat pushes California’s peak power demand to an all-time high, but grid operators say conservation measures helped them avert widespread rolling blackouts. (Los Angeles Times)

CLIMATE:
• The historic drought plaguing the western U.S. has recharged the controversial debate about rerouting water from the Midwest to the Southwest. (MPR News)
• Kentucky and West Virginia officials have for years taken little action on comprehensive flood mitigation plans, even as climate change is driving more extreme rainfall and catastrophic floods. (Mountain State Spotlight)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• A proposed offshore wind port along New York’s Hudson River faces environmental obstacles that could jeopardize its construction. (Politico)
• As Dominion Energy balks at a performance guarantee on its proposed offshore wind farm near Virginia, clean energy advocates call for more competition to bring costs down. (VPM)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• After a yearslong political fight over vehicle emission standards, Minnesota will soon be forced to choose whether to revert to weaker federal standards or join California in phasing out gas-powered car sales by 2035. (MinnPost) 

CRYPTOCURRENCY: Bitcoin-mining operations become increasingly divisive in Texas as advocates say they accelerate the growth of renewables but critics complain about their reliance on fossil fuels. (Reuters)

OIL & GAS:
The Biden administration agrees to settle an environmental lawsuit by reassessing potential climate impacts from Trump-era oil and gas leases in Montana and North Dakota. (Associated Press)
A Colorado county and environmentalists appeal the Biden administration’s approval of a proposed railway that would carry oil from Utah through the state on its way to Gulf Coast refineries. (Colorado Sun)

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