ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla, Ford and other electric vehicle makers maintain ties with Xinjiang-area suppliers despite a U.S. ban on products made in the Chinese region over human trafficking allegations. (Washington Post)

ALSO: Tesla and its non-union electric vehicles factories could benefit as the UAW strike slows production from Big Three automakers challenging Tesla’s market dominance. (Politico)

EMISSIONS:
• A peer-reviewed study finds switching from an office to working at home full time can reduce one’s carbon footprint by more than half. (Washington Post)
• President Biden aims to use his second term to curb emissions from heavy industry, though strategists say it’ll be hard to campaign on increasing regulations. (New York Times)

CLIMATE:
• Democratic Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez call on the Biden administration to create a Civilian Climate Corps, which was ultimately left out of the Inflation Reduction Act. (The Hill)
• After a summer of regional flooding, experts discuss whether home insurers would pull out of New England’s market as they have in California and Florida. (Boston Globe)

HYDROGEN: Environmental groups want more specifics from government and industry backers about how a proposed Midwest hydrogen production hub would benefit the public or the climate. (Inside Climate News)

OIL & GAS:
• Ohio regulators proceed with permitting requests to drill under state parks despite an ongoing investigation into claims by more than 150 residents that their names and addresses were used without consent on pro-fracking comments submitted to the commission. (Energy News Network)
A federal appeals court partially invalidates the U.S. EPA’s 2022 approval of a Colorado smog-reduction plan, saying it broke the law by allowing temporary emissions from oil and gas drilling. (Reuters)

RENEWABLES:
• Illinois and Indiana take separate approaches to siting commercial wind and solar projects, highlighting the large role that local governments play in allowing projects to move forward. (E&E News)
• California advocates push back on state plans to prolong natural gas and nuclear plants’ lives, saying clean energy sources are adequate to meet increasing demand. (The Hill) 

EFFICIENCY: Democratic Congress members ask the Biden administration to speed deployment of consumer rebates for energy-efficient home upgrades, warning that the current pace could delay their rollout until next fall. (The Hill)

CARBON CAPTURE: The Tennessee Valley Authority launches a study of carbon capture technology at natural gas-fired power plants in Kentucky and Mississippi. (WKMS)

COMMENTARY: Climate envoy John Kerry calls on global governments to immediately stop building new coal plants. (Washington Post)

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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.