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CARBON CAPTURE: The U.S. EPA prepares to enforce a rule requiring new natural gas power plants to capture and store carbon emissions, though climate and industry advocates say the technology isn’t ready for wide-scale deployment. (E&E News)

ALSO: Private equity-backed interests continue pursuing carbon capture pipelines through the Midwest despite growing landowner opposition. (Mother Jones)

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SOLAR:
• Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the Commerce Department’s solar panel imports probe could threaten the entire U.S. solar industry and the clean energy transition if it drags on. (Utility Dive)
• Dominion Energy’s chief executive says a federal investigation of Asian solar imports could result in a cost increase representing less than 1% of its capital budget. (Utility Dive)

CLEAN ENERGY: A consulting group lays a blueprint for the U.S. to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, calling for $650 billion per year in spending on clean energy, electrification, and other climate solutions. (McKinsey & Company)

CYBERSECURITY: Last year’s cyberattack that forced the shutdown of the Colonial pipeline was a wake-up call for industry leaders, who now fear further attacks amid high energy prices and rising Russian aggression. (E&E News)

HEAT PUMPS: Electrification advocates look to correct misconceptions that heat pumps don’t work in below-freezing temperatures. (Grist)

OIL & GAS:
• Advocates call on a utility to abandon plans for a $700 million natural gas plant in northern Wisconsin after a study finds existing plants disproportionately impact low-income and Indigenous communities. (Sahan Journal)
• Some Pennsylvania oil and gas lobbyists argue that if drillers are mandated to set aside more funds for plugging wells, more wells will be abandoned and unremediated. (Capital & Main)
• A Louisiana lawmaker introduced, co-sponsored and voted on at least seven pieces of legislation to benefit the oil company her husband works for. (Floodlight/Guardian/Louisiana Illuminator)

CLIMATE: Thousands of homes along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts were built on fill dirt in an attempt to reshape low-lying areas and avoid flooding, but no longer can stand up against rising seas brought by climate change. (E&E News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:  Hyundai negotiates with Georgia officials as it looks to build a new electric-vehicle manufacturing plant. (Reuters)

CRYPTOMINING: As New York legislators consider a two-year moratorium on power-hungry cryptocurrency mining operations, industry executives say the move could reverberate across the country and harm the state’s economy. (CNBC)

GRID: California officials say the state is likely to experience power shortages as  high as 5,000 MW during peak demand periods this summer, increasing the threat of outages. (Los Angeles Times)

COMMENTARY: Global adoption of heat pumps likely won’t make a dent in Russia’s war against Ukraine, but could help prevent future wars where fossil fuels come into play, a columnist writes. (Bloomberg)

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Kathryn Krawczyk

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.