POLITICS: In a committee hearing, House Democrats express openness to working with Republicans on energy permitting reforms but say the GOP’s current proposal is “not it.” (E&E News)

• Republicans ramp up their fight against environmental, social and governance investing, turning their backs on longtime business allies as they fight so-called “woke capitalism.” (New York Times)
Political support for coal in West Virginia begins to fracture as blocs of state lawmakers support nuclear power, iron-air battery storage and clean energy startups. (American Prospect)

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COAL ASH: A settlement between environmental groups and the U.S. EPA could impose regulations on hundreds of coal ash sites nationwide that are not covered by 2015 federal coal ash rules. (Energy News Network)

• A nearly complete Canada-New York City power line offers lessons for how the country can develop more major transmission projects. (E&E News)
• A national laboratory finds expanding the California grid into other parts of the West would lower energy prices, reduce emissions and enhance grid reliability. (Sacramento Bee)

• Shipping imports for the U.S.’s biggest retail, fashion, tech and furniture companies accounted for 750,000 cars worth of greenhouse gas pollution in 2021, an environmental nonprofit finds. (Grist)
• The oil and gas industry opposes the U.S. EPA’s new draft methane rules, which would let private citizens and communities monitor fossil fuel equipment for leaks. (E&E News)
• Worldwide carbon emissions from SUVs last year totaled the combined emissions of the U.K. and Germany, according to the International Energy Agency. (Guardian)

• The U.S. Postal Service will buy 9,250 Ford electric vans to use for mail delivery. (Electrek)
• ISO New England estimates that about 2.4 million more electric vehicles may be driven in the region in the next 10 years. (NHPR)

WIND: Oregon’s Japanese American community raises concerns about a proposed wind facility near a World War II-era prison camp in Idaho, saying the 250-foot turbines will alter the experience of the historic site. (Oregonian)

ELECTRIFICATION: Electrification advocates say a pilot project in Washington state shows a central heat pump water heater can function as a thermal battery by operating when power demand is low. (CleanTechnica)

CLIMATE: The United Nations launches a committee tasked with implementing a global climate reparations fund. (Inside Climate News)

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STORAGE: Although lithium-ion e-bike batteries have ignited around New York City, experts say residents shouldn’t fear battery energy storage systems in their neighborhoods, noting the technologies’ “fundamental differences.” (The City)

• Clean energy analysts say adopting policies such as renewable energy and zero-emission vehicle standards can help Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin achieve long-term climate goals. (Energy News Network)
• Media researchers find climate coverage only accounted for 1% of all mainstream broadcast news programming last year, just a tiny increase from the year before. (Media Matters)

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