OVERSIGHT: Legal observers say the Supreme Court’s decision restricting the U.S. EPA’s power to regulate carbon emissions could spill over to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as it considers rules to shift the power sector to clean energy. (E&E News)

ALSO:
The Supreme Court’s decision last week bars the EPA from using fleet-level generation shifts to cut carbon emissions, but it leaves room for narrower rules targeted to individual facilities, legal experts say. (Utility Dive)
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wanted the court’s ruling against the EPA to go further and also restrict Congress’ ability to rein in emissions. (E&E News) 

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
Chinese automaker BYD surpasses Tesla as the world’s leading electric vehicle seller. (Axios)
To encourage businesses to buy expensive electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks, a policy think tank recommends suspending federal taxes on and initiating tax credits for zero-emission trucks. (Utility Dive)
A new National Grid pilot program for Massachusetts customers could cut the cost of summertime electric vehicle charging by more than 17%, but advocates say the utility should provide a larger discount. (Energy News Network)

OIL & GAS:
President Biden has clashed with the oil industry for decades, starting with his fight against a proposed Shell refinery while on a Delaware city council. (E&E News)
An environmental group’s analysis shows pollution from New Mexico oil and gas facilities disproportionately affects Indigenous communities. (Source NM)

CLEAN ENERGY: Michigan led all states in energy-sector job growth in 2021, bolstered by the auto industry and a growing attention to hybrid and electric vehicles. (MiBiz)

COAL: Appalachian researchers worry non-binding wording in last year’s federal infrastructure bill might leave behind displaced coal workers in the rush to spend $11.3 billion in mine cleanup money. (E&E News)

GRID: In a new report, ISO New England says it’s readying itself for a significant transition to renewable energy and electrification, noting that roughly two-thirds of its interconnection queue consists of wind projects. (S&P Global)

SOLAR: Florida officials report the state saw 44% more residential solar systems installed in 2021 than the year before. (WFLA)

CLIMATE: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signs three new bills into law that she says will accelerate the state’s progress toward its climate goals, including expanding community heating and cooling networks and more stringent efficiency policies. (SI Live, Gothamist)

HYDROPOWER: The Energy Department seeks input as it looks to distribute $630 million in infrastructure funding dedicated to hydroelectric improvements. (Utility Dive)

HYDROGEN: SoCalGas and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado team up to develop a green hydrogen storage system. (Energy Storage News)

COMMENTARY:
A law professor and energy expert discusses how the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to limit the EPA will more broadly affect federal regulators. (ProPublica)
• An independent media alliance says news organizations such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post must stop producing advertisements for the fossil fuel industry. (Sludge/OptOut)

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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.