ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Wealthy, urban buyers are dominating electric vehicle sales, but the vehicles would have a larger emissions impact in rural, suburban, or exurban areas where people tend to drive more and in less efficient vehicles, a report finds. (Axios)

CLEAN ENERGY: The Biden administration’s goals of developing a domestic clean energy supply chain sees support from some U.S. manufacturers, but opposition from lawmakers who’d rather leave the transition up to market forces. (E&E News)

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GRID:
• Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chair Richard Glick suggests establishing an independent transmission monitor to protect consumers amid a nationwide grid buildout. (E&E News)
• Federal regulators reject a proposal that would have allowed incumbent transmission line owners in grid operator MISO’s territory to profit on upgrades to high-voltage lines. (Utility Dive)

COURTS: Environmental law experts fear the Supreme Court’s draft decision on abortion bodes poorly for a case regarding the EPA’s power to regulate power plant emissions, as it signals the court is willing to reject past precedent. (E&E News)   

EMISSIONS: The Tennessee Valley Authority reports it has reduced carbon emissions by 57% from 2005, but generated more in 2021 than in 2020 due to power demand rebounding from the pandemic. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

OIL & GAS:
The former owner of a northern Wisconsin refinery for years was aware of issues with equipment that investigators believe caused a 2018 explosion, according to documents from federal workplace safety regulators. (Wisconsin Public Radio)
New Mexico’s oil and gas industry wages a public relations campaign implying that drilling regulations could harm public schools. (Guardian)
Republican U.S. lawmakers block land conservation bills that would have restricted drilling in parts of Washington state and Colorado. (E&E News, subscription) 

CARBON CAPTURE: A nonprofit outlines how it thinks the federal government should implement its $3.5 billion plan to build four direct-air carbon capture hubs. (Axios)

WORKFORCE: A North Carolina clean energy youth apprenticeship program that serves community colleges and high schools across eight counties seeks to fill thousands of clean energy jobs. (Energy News Network)

SOLAR: Construction begins on a nearly 9 MW floating solar array that will be installed on a New Jersey water treatment facility’s reservoir, reportedly the second such floating farm in the state. (PV Magazine)

HYDROPOWER: Federal officials will hold back water in Lake Powell this summer to keep water levels above the minimum needed for hydropower production. (New York Times) 

BIOMASS: North Carolina residents complain about worsening quality of life near a wood pellet manufacturer that’s part of a Southeast-dominant industry rapidly growing to meet European demand. (Al Jazeera)

HYDROGEN: Pacific Gas & Electric prepares to launch a demonstration facility to study the feasibility of blending hydrogen and natural gas in pipelines. (Green Car Congress)

COMMENTARY: Elon Musk’s conservative tilt could help sell skeptical Americans on electric vehicles, a columnist writes. (Bloomberg)

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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.