WIND: The U.S. Energy Department launches an effort to install 15 GW of floating offshore wind capacity by 2035, largely along the rocky West coast, in the Great Lakes, and in deeper ocean waters. (Utility Dive)

POLITICS:
• In committee hearings highlighting fossil fuel companies’ alleged climate disinformation, Democrats call out the industry’s attempts to curb protests and speech against fossil fuel projects. (Intercept)
• Congressional lawmakers express frustration with the secrecy surrounding Sen. Joe Manchin’s energy permitting reforms, which Democratic leaders are trying to tie to a stopgap spending measure that must pass this month. (The Hill)
• Congressional staffers and environmental groups say they haven’t yet seen reliable analyses of the climate effects of passing Sen. Joe Manchin’s side deal to accelerate fossil fuel infrastructure construction. (Lever)

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GRID:
All of Puerto Rico lost power Sunday night and very little had been restored this morning after Hurricane Fiona brought high winds and flash flooding to the island. (Washington Post)
• As conservatives blame electric vehicles for straining California’s electricity supply, grid operators and utilities say they’re prepared for growing EV adoption, which could even help balance the grid, experts say. (E&E News) 

CLIMATE:
The U.S. has enough coal, oil and gas in reserves that, if burned, would single-handedly put the planet’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C out of reach. (Guardian)
Experts say $9.7 billion in the federal Inflation Reduction Act to help rural co-ops adopt clean energy will be transformative for reducing emissions. (Daily Yonder)

UTILITIES: The Tennessee Valley Authority resists efforts by critics and customers to push it to embrace more renewables, which make up less than 5% of its portfolio. (Sierra)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The U.S. Senate passes a bill to boost recycling and reuse of electric vehicle batteries from federal fleet vehicles. (Utility Dive)

CARBON CAPTURE: A company that plans to build a new natural gas-fired power plant with carbon capture in West Virginia credits the recent congressional climate package for making the project possible. (E&E News)

NUCLEAR: As Western utilities explore small modular reactors, questions remain over whether the facilities will produce more nuclear waste than conventional power plants. (Crosscut)

OVERSIGHT: The U.S. Senate has yet to move to reconfirm Federal Energy Regulatory Committee Chair Richard Glick, whose term expires at the end of the year. (Politico)

FOSSIL FUELS: An appeals court sides with a regional agency and its fracking ban in parts of Pennsylvania in a court case brought by Republican state legislators looking to overturn it. (StateImpact Pennsylvania)

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GEOTHERMAL: Experts say geothermal power can help states meet clean energy goals, but scaling up will require government support. (Colorado Newsline)

MICROGRIDS: Ohio’s Cuyahoga County plans to use microgrids to improve grid resilience for manufacturers and key industrial operations in the Greater Cleveland area. (Energy News Network)

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