POLITICS: House Republicans are preparing a broad legislative package aimed at overhauling energy permitting and boosting carbon sequestration, according to a legislative aide, though they won’t use the word “climate.” (E&E News)

ALSO:
• Several key House GOP committee chairs say they are “concerned” about climate change, but prefer an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy instead of trying to reduce fossil fuel use. (Inside Climate News)
• As New Hampshire’s legislative session begins, Democratic lawmakers and their allies blame Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and his party for failing to act on clean energy and greenhouse gas emissions. (Energy News Network)

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CLIMATE:
• Countries’ climate actions are leading them in different directions on trade policy, with efforts to cut manufacturing and other emissions threatening to create cross-border disagreements. (New York Times)
• As hurricanes become more intense and frequent, a study finds that children exposed in the womb to Superstorm Sandy are at higher risk for behavioral disorders, depression and anxiety. (Nexus Media/The Guardian)

WIND:
• Researchers say the U.S. will need to build at least 34 new offshore wind manufacturing facilities, with costs totalling an estimated $22.4 billion, to deploy 30 GW of offshore wind generation by 2030. (Utility Dive)
• An Iowa company recycles wind turbine components to produce byproducts that are used in concrete, asphalt and similar industries. (WOI-TV)

OVERSIGHT:
• Stakeholders fear the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s vacant seat will delay much-needed reforms to transmission planning and the natural gas infrastructure process. (Utility Dive)
• FirstEnergy’s treasurer says during trial that the utility was “just bleeding cash” when it pursued a $1.3 billion bailout from state lawmakers that marked the start of a corruption scandal. (Ohio Capital Journal)
• Louisiana Democrats criticize the state party for taking more than $90,000 from utilities, alleging the party used the funds to meddle in regulatory board races and implicitly back a fossil fuel-supporting incumbent who ultimately lost. (DeSmog)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Tesla unveils plans for a $3.6 billion expansion of its Nevada factory, with a focus on building battery cells and electric semi-trucks. (E&E News)
• Sen. Joe Manchin proposes legislation that would quickly implement North American-made requirements for electric vehicle tax credits as the Biden administration delays adding the restrictions; it’s unlikely to pass. (The Hill)

OIL & GAS: Deadly natural gas explosions prompt calls for federal regulators to set wider blast zones around gas pipelines and facilities. (E&E News)

NUCLEAR: Federal regulators reject Pacific Gas & Electric’s request to extend the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant’s operating license, meaning the utility must start the relicensing application process from scratch. (Power)

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