ELECTRIC VEHICLES: As automakers slow their rollouts of electric vehicles, an industry trade group says it will actually help battery manufacturers scale up and rely less on China for materials. (E&E News)

ALSO: Investors are holding back on supporting electric vehicle manufacturing as they await Treasury Department guidance on how much Chinese materials batteries can contain while still qualifying for tax breaks. (Politico)





CARBON CAPTURE: A retired professor in Illinois helped build a coalition of landowners that were ultimately successful in fighting the development of a five-state carbon pipeline. (Inside Climate News)

HYDROGEN: Leaders of a Midwestern hydrogen production hub spanning Illinois, Michigan and Indiana say hydrogen produced by fossil fuels still has the potential to reduce overall emissions. (Post-Tribune)

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Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.