NUCLEAR: Scientists for the first time produced a fusion reaction that created more energy than it used — a huge step toward unlocking a cheap, unlimited and clean nuclear power source. (Washington Post)

CLIMATE:
• As global governments fail to quickly reduce emissions, billionaires step in to fund clean energy technologies and climate strategies — with questionable consequences. (Washington Post)
• Existing technology can do a lot to slow climate change and reduce its impacts, but experts say further breakthroughs are still needed. (Axios)
• U.S. environmental justice leaders detail how they helped convince COP27 negotiators to support a global climate reparations fund. (E&E News)
• U.S. climate envoy John Kerry says he has no plans to step down but will soon discuss his future with President Biden. (New York Times)

HYDROGEN: New federal tax credits for clean hydrogen could sharply reduce the technology’s costs and speed its deployment, but clean energy advocates warn the credits could actually increase emissions if implemented wrong. (Grist)

MINING: The Biden administration seeks to fund around a dozen overseas mining projects to produce needed components for electric vehicles and clean energy projects. (Axios)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• The U.S. Department of Energy will provide a $2.5 billion loan to a joint venture by General Motors and LG that is opening battery manufacturing plants in Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. (CNN)
• Stellantis will close an Illinois production facility and lay off 1,350 employees, citing increasing costs related to electric vehicle production. (CNN)

SOLAR:
A Virginia community solar project is delayed by Dominion Energy’s demands that it build a high-speed fiber optic line to the nearest substation. (Energy News Network)
The U.S. Energy Department awards $2.5 million to universities in Alaska and Arizona $2.5 million to research mingling solar power with crops, known as agrivoltaics. (PV Magazine)

WIND: A massive wind farm proposed for northern Maine may be contingent on a potential cost-sharing agreement with Massachusetts. (Portland Press Herald)

PIPELINES: Federal regulators order the Keystone pipeline’s operator to temporarily shut down part of the pipeline until it completes an investigation of last week’s 14,000-barrel crude oil spill in Kansas. (Kansas Reflector)

EQUITY: As tech companies roll out clean energy solutions, many partner with advocates who aim to ensure they’re distributed equitably. (Axios)

GRID:
California’s grid operator publishes a final proposal for a regional extended day-ahead power market aimed at increasing reliability across the West. (Utility Dive)
• The Jones Act, which requires American-made and -flagged boats and crews make transports between U.S. ports, is hurting New England’s ability to ship in lower-cost fuel, experts say. (Boston Globe)

BIOMASS: Both of Maine’s U.S. senators introduce federal legislation to quadruple an incentive for biomass stoves and boilers to help with home heating costs. (WABI)

COMMENTARY: Congress’ failure to pass energy permitting reform could end up hurting climate action by slowing new clean energy deployment, a policy advocate writes. (Vox)

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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.