CLEAN ENERGY: Federal data released today shows the Inflation Recovery Act has doubled spending on clean-energy technologies, mostly in electric cars and solar, though wind energy lags behind. (New York Times)

• The EPA estimates the IRA will lead to economy-wide emission reductions of up to 43% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels. (The Hill)
• As clean energy developers seek to renegotiate agreements to account for increased costs, state climate targets could be at risk. (E&E News) 

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• The Interior Department urges Congress to update a 150-year-old mining law to ensure minerals needed for clean energy technology are obtained in a way that is “sustainable, responsible and efficient.” (The Hill)
• Oil companies are increasingly interested in ways to extract rare earth minerals from drilling wastewater. (E&E News)

• An analysis shows state and local governments are set to give $2.1 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to Hyundai for its electric vehicle factory in Georgia. (Associated Press)
• The electric vehicle transition has become a flashpoint in the contract standoff between Michigan automakers and the UAW, which seeks guarantees that its workers will be part of the shift. (The New Republic)

U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, an Alaska Democrat, pushes back on colleagues’ claims that the Willow drilling project is a “carbon bomb,” saying energy demand — not supply — is the true driver of emissions. (E&E News)
The federal Bureau of Land Management brings in $13.2 million from an oil and gas lease sale in Wyoming after removing dozens of parcels to protect wildlife habitat. (WyoFile)

GRID: The transmission buildout needed to support U.S. clean energy goals will likely benefit large utility holding and transmission companies, while small firms may struggle to bid for projects, according to a credit rating agency. (Utility Dive)

WIND: Atlantic Shores Wind’s chief executive officer discusses his frustration with misinformation swirling about the offshore wind industry, as well as the sector’s financial outlook. (ROI NJ)

NUCLEAR: The owner of a shuttered Michigan nuclear plant signs long-term power purchase agreements with two electric co-ops to sell electricity from the plant if and when it reopens. (MLive)

EFFICIENCY: A European study finds heat pumps are more efficient than fossil fuel-powered systems, even in cold weather. (Canary Media)

GEOTHERMAL: While proponents say advanced geothermal technology has potential, it also faces unique regulatory barriers that will make it hard to develop. (Vox)

• A union leader and an environmental advocate say the transition to clean energy should not leave autoworkers behind. (Energy News Network)
• An advocate notes that the EPA failed to include peaker plants in its latest proposal to curb emissions in the electricity sector. (Utility Dive)

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Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.