GRID: The U.S. Department of Energy announces $3.5 billion in electric grid infrastructure grants to 58 projects across 44 states — the largest-ever investment in the country’s electric grid. (Canary Media)


POWER PLANTS: A group of Republican-led states, utilities, and fossil fuel industry groups files an emergency request with the U.S. Supreme Court to block implementation of the Biden administration’s “good neighbor” rule to reduce air pollution that drifts across state lines. (CNN) 

OIL & GAS: Ohio regulators annually log hundreds of chemical spills from oil and gas drilling, raising concerns among critics about plans to allow drilling for oil and gas under state park land. (Energy News Network)


EFFICIENCY: The Biden administration announces $100 million in funding for an effort to create 1,500 super-efficient, low-income homes that produce enough renewable energy to offset all or most of their annual energy use. (The Verge)

SOLAR: South Korean company Qcells launches production at a Georgia complex that it says will build enough solar panels to generate 5.1 gigawatts of power yearly — almost 40% of existing U.S. solar panel capacity. (ABC News)



ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: The U.S. EPA raises concerns about a proposed waste-to-energy plant’s pollution impacts on communities of color in Youngstown, Ohio. (WFMJ)

COMMENTARY: The reaction to a climate protester being hit in the face after disrupting an event featuring Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg suggests people don’t understand the rationale for non-violent civil disobedience, journalist Emily Atkin writes. (Heated)

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Dan has two decades' experience working in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to joining the Energy News Network as managing editor in December 2017, he oversaw watchdog reporting at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA Today Network, and before that spent several years as a freelance journalist covering energy, business and technology. Dan is a former Midwest Energy News journalism fellow and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.