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OVERSIGHT: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposes rules to speed up grid connection for clean energy and storage projects and protect the grid from climate change-induced extreme weather. (E&E News)

ALSO: A Securities and Exchange Commission proposal aiming to require U.S. corporations disclose climate risks receives a flurry of comments. (E&E News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• A new White House program encourages employers and local governments to use $800 million in job training funds for workers in emerging industries, including electric vehicles. (Reuters)
• A Massachusetts startup offers an app for electric vehicle drivers that lets them order an on-demand charging station delivered to wherever they are. (Boston Globe)
• Tesla increases the price of its electric vehicles, with some models seeing a hike of close to $6,000. (Electrek)
• Winnebago recently completed a 1,300-mile round trip with its e-RV, the first electric motorhome to be produced. (Globe Gazette) 

POLITICS:
• House Democrats call on President Biden and their Senate counterparts to pass a long-stalled climate spending bill. (E&E News)
• An energy official tasked with helping the Biden administration balancing fuel prices and climate concerns attracts skepticism from environmentalists because of his oil and gas industry experience. (Washington Post)

CLEAN ENERGY: Texas’ onshore wind energy portfolio leads the country, but that may not last as the state begins to address a pipeline of solar projects that dwarfs planned wind by nearly 4-to-1. (S&P Global)

OIL & GAS:
• Biden administration officials consider limiting gasoline and diesel exports amid record prices. (Bloomberg, subscription)
• Oil refiners respond to President Biden’s call to ramp up production, arguing they’re already running at 94% of capacity, with more planned as ExxonMobil and Valero expand Texas plants and a Louisiana refinery restarts after a closure. (S&P Global, Fox Business)
• The closure of a Texas liquified natural gas terminal after an explosion continues to reshape global markets. (Reuters)

CLIMATE: After the Supreme Court dismisses an immigration case in a one-sentence, unsigned opinion, some lawmakers and legal observers ask it to do the same with a case over whether the U.S. EPA can regulate power plant emissions. (E&E News)

BUILDINGS:
The U.S. Department of Energy funds 18 projects that will develop new technologies to make buildings carbon negative and help remove carbon emissions. (CBS News)
A Silicon Valley city plans to decarbonize 95% of its buildings by 2030 by installing heat pumps, solar panels and batteries in about 10,000 structures. (Bloomberg)
• Maine’s recently approved three-year efficiency plan includes a 40% increase in funding for services to low- and medium-income households. (Energy News Network)

BIOFUELS: The U.S. House passes a bill that would lift seasonal restrictions on the sale of gasoline with 15% ethanol blends. (E&E News)

GEOTHERMAL: The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe and conservationists urge a federal appeals court to halt construction on a geothermal project in Nevada, saying it threatens a sacred site and a rare toad. (Nevada Current) 

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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.