ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Federal engineers have spent the past year dissecting electric vehicle components to determine how they’re likely to advance in the next decade, with a goal of setting demanding but achievable tailpipe emissions rules that encourage EV adoption. (New York Times)

ALSO: The Biden administration is expected to announce new tailpipe emissions limits on Wednesday that aim to ensure at least 67% of new passenger vehicles sold by 2032 are electric. (New York Times)

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• Google and a clean energy transaction company unveil a streamlined renewables purchasing contract that could be a model for other companies looking to quickly buy wind and solar power. (Canary Media)
• Installation costs and contractor availability derail efforts to electrify over half of Maine homes that use fuel oil for heat. (Maine Monitor)

• An executive behind a Biden administration-backed community solar deal says the company needs more guidance before it can take full advantage of federal tax incentives. (Utility Dive)
• A company that makes solar-powered roof shingles expands into Virginia, offering homeowners a way to incorporate solar power even in hyper-regulated planned communities with strict homeowner association rules. (Energy News Network)
• A Panasonic battery manufacturing plant under development in Kansas also is slated to include the state’s largest solar project. (WIBW)

CRYPTOCURRENCY: Dozens of cryptocurrency mining operations around the U.S. are putting enormous strain on the power grid, with many driving heightened carbon emissions and higher electricity bills for their neighbors. (New York Times)

• Current international commitments to phase out coal power don’t go far enough to meet key Paris climate agreement targets, a peer-reviewed study finds. (Inside Climate News)
• Warming temperatures that lead to thinner air have led to a surge in Major League Baseball home runs since 2010, scientists find. (Associated Press)

PIPELINES: More than 50 tribal organizations from Michigan, Wisconsin and Canada issue a report claiming the Canadian government is violating Indigenous people’s human rights by supporting the Line 5 pipeline. (Sault News)

OVERSIGHT: A proposed White House regulatory overhaul could lead the administration to more heavily weigh global impacts and equity in power plant, transportation, and other regulatory decisions. (Heatmap)

OIL & GAS: Environmental groups seek a temporary injunction to halt a new Ohio law that requires the state to lease state parks and other public lands for oil and gas development. (The Guardian)

CARBON CAPTURE: Louisiana lawmakers respond to a local backlash against proposed carbon capture projects by proposing statewide rules to restrict the technology or block it in some places altogether. (The Advocate)

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