GAS: The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects the country will set a record for natural gas power generation this summer as extreme heat drives up demand for air conditioning. (HuffPost)

POLITICS:
• A planned solar factory in U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Georgia district exemplifies how President Biden is securing support for his clean energy accomplishments even in deep-red congressional districts. (Politico)
• GOP congress members ramp up attacks on federal climate spending even as clean energy and electric vehicle manufacturing booms in Republican-led states. (Inside Climate News)

PIPELINES: A federal court hands down a ruling to halt Mountain Valley Pipeline construction along its entire, 303-mile route as the project’s developer considers an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Roanoke Times, Bloomberg Law)

CLIMATE:
• Catastrophic flooding in Vermont highlights how communities across the U.S. are unprepared for similar events, especially as federal flood prediction maps remain outdated. (New York Times)
• As devastating rainstorms and floods in New Hampshire wash away roads and damage property, experts say the deluge falls within precipitation predictions as the climate crisis continues. (New Hampshire Bulletin)
• Farmers Insurance becomes the fourth insurance company this year to withdraw from Florida amid the growing threat of hurricanes and other extreme weather. (CBS News)

GRID: While it may cost billions and even trillions of dollars to upgrade the U.S.’s outdated power grid, the cost of not making those improvements would likely be far higher in terms of economic damage and human health, experts say. (Axios)

BUILDINGS: The Biden administration announces $90 million in grants to help states, cities and tribes implement energy efficient and climate resilient building codes. (Washington Post)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
A rising number of electric vehicles sitting unsold at dealerships, along with Tesla price cuts, could indicate it’ll be hard for the EV market to keep growing even with federal and state subsidies in place. (Reuters)
Hawaii is poised to become the first state to use federal infrastructure funds to install electric vehicle chargers. (Honolulu Star-Advertiser) 

STORAGE: Pacific Northwest National Lab researchers boost the capacity and longevity of a flow battery to a record-setting level by incorporating a starch derivative in the battery’s chemical blend. (Utility Dive)

OFFSHORE WIND: As offshore wind developers look to renegotiate contracts to preserve projects’ financial viability, a Massachusetts state agency develops a new strategy to incorporate changing economic conditions into contracts. (State House News Service)

COAL: Detroit-based DTE Energy announces it will close one of the largest U.S. coal plants in 2032, three years earlier than planned, and build a 220 MW battery storage facility as part of its revised clean energy plan. (Crain’s Detroit Business, subscription)

UTILITIES: Missouri regulators approve time-of-use rates for the state’s largest electric utility that will create the most aggressive price differentials between peak and off-peak demand periods in the country. (E&E News)

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