POLITICS: A Democratic aide expresses optimism as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin continue to negotiate a clean energy and climate bill, though Manchin aides say they’re still far from a deal. (E&E News, Washington Post)

CLIMATE:
The Supreme Court’s EPA decision will likely spur legal challenges to other federal climate rules, including vehicle emissions standards and regulators’ ability to consider the climate impacts of natural gas projects. (E&E News)
Global climate leaders who saw President Biden’s election as a sign of renewed U.S. leadership on climate have been disappointed by the administration’s inability to overcome judicial and congressional roadblocks. (Guardian)
A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission plan to require companies to disclose climate risks faces new scrutiny after the Supreme Court’s EPA decision. (E&E News)

OIL & GAS:
• Efforts to disentangle an oil-rich California county from fossil fuel revenues could provide a model — or cautionary tale — for a national energy transition. (New York Times)
• A fire and subsequent closure of a Texas natural gas export facility continues to reverberate across the globe because of high demand and the fuel’s pivotal role in shaping geopolitics. (Bloomberg)
• The number of petroleum engineering students has dropped 83% from 2017, largely due to concern over the future of fossil fuels. (Bloomberg)

CLEAN ELECTRICITY: Renewable energy sources produced 29.3% of the U.S.’s electricity in April, with wind and solar alone accounting for nearly 18% of generation. (news release)

NUCLEAR: An environmental think tank finds small nuclear reactors could speed decarbonization efforts if they’re placed in retiring fossil fuel power plants, though states will need to lift restrictions on nuclear construction. (Utility Dive)

EFFICIENCY:
• In Connecticut, a new state program will help homeowners address barriers keeping efficiency contractors from moving ahead with weatherization projects, such as mold, asbestos and other hazards. (Energy News Network)
• A proposed ordinance in Chicago would require all new homes and apartments to be wired for easy installation of electric appliances. (Chicago Tribune)

EMISSIONS:
Construction firms, property developers and building engineers pledge to start using more low-emissions concrete and eventually only use zero-carbon concrete by 2050. (Canary Media)
A new study finds the heavily industrialized stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans accounts for more than half of Louisiana’s greenhouse gas emissions some years. (WWNO)

HYDROGEN: The federal infrastructure bill’s promised funding for hydrogen hubs has prompted more than two dozen proposals from the public and private sectors. (S&P Global)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Electric vehicle startup Rivian ramped up deliveries in the second quarter and expects to hit annual production targets at its Illinois facility. (Reuters)

PIPELINES: Farmers, Indigenous groups and environmentalists are aligning across Iowa in opposition to proposed carbon capture pipelines. (The Guardian)

COMMENTARY: An energy law professor says the Supreme Court’s decision wasn’t a “total knockout” in the fight against climate change, and outlines what powers the EPA and state governments still have to regulate emissions. (Los Angeles Times)

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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.