EMISSIONS: The U.S. EPA proposes its strongest-ever power plant emissions standards, calling for new and existing gas plants to capture 90% of emissions by 2035 and coal plants to do the same by 2030. (E&E News)

• The proposed rules won’t be enough to meet the Biden administration’s net-zero by 2035 goal and would only start producing major emissions reductions after 2030, officials say. (E&E News)
• Questions remain over whether unproven carbon capture technology can scale up quickly enough to meet the emissions rules’ demands. (Politico)
• U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin accuses the EPA of overstepping and vows to oppose every agency nominee unless it walks back the proposed rules. (WV Metro News)

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POLITICS: Top federal climate adviser John Podesta says the Biden administration wants to untie permitting reform from debt ceiling negotiations and is open to further talks with fossil fuel advocates. (Politico)

GRID: The U.S. Department of Energy proposes a national framework for locating transmission projects in areas where they are needed most. (Utility Dive)

• The Biden administration announces a $1 billion program to help low-income multifamily housing complexes make energy-efficient and climate-resilient improvements. (Washington Post)
• Proposed federal standards for electric motors will save consumers as much as $8.8 billion over 30 years, the U.S. Energy Department estimates. (Utility Dive)
• A Democratic and a Republican U.S. senator introduce legislation to boost adoption of industrial heat pumps in rural areas. (news release)

OVERSIGHT: As U.S. liquefied natural gas exports surge, experts say federal regulators face a “mess” as they figure out how to review proposed LNG exports. (E&E News)

• Rhode Island’s governor wants the state to adopt clean car standards and phase out new gas-fueled vehicle sales by 2035. (WPRI)
• Hyundai showcases a new electric car model and confirms its commitment to building around a new Georgia factory as it ramps up efforts to become one of the top three EV automakers by 2030. (WSAV, CNBC)

• Michigan environmental groups call on the Biden administration to shut down the Line 5 pipeline, two years after pipeline owner Enbridge started defying a state order to do so. (Michigan Advance)
• New Mexico environmental and Indigenous advocates sue the state, alleging its oil and gas permitting policies discriminate against marginalized communities and violate the state constitution. (Source NM)
• Texas’ oil and gas industry throws its weight behind a state bill to create “business courts” to resolve disputes involving corporations — including climate cases against fossil fuel companies — with judges handpicked by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott. (The Lever)

HYDROPOWER: U.S. senators from Washington and Montana sponsor legislation that would expedite federal hydropower project licensing. (Bloomberg Law)

NUCLEAR: Microsoft signs a 50 MW power purchase agreement with a nuclear fusion startup, which plans to open its first plant in 2028. (Axios)

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