OIL & GAS: Oil companies ask the Supreme Court to consider again whether state and local government lawsuits seeking climate damages from fossil fuel companies belong in state or federal courts. (E&E News)

ALSO:
• Since Russia invaded Ukraine, U.S. companies have secured at least 19 deals to export nearly 24 million tons of liquified natural gas per year, a new report finds. (Inside Climate News)
• A fire at the country’s second-largest liquified natural gas export terminal will close the Gulf Coast facility for at least three weeks. (Reuters, Forbes)

STORAGE:
• Two companies announce breakthroughs related to solid-state batteries for electric vehicles, with one finishing installation of a production line and the other developing a key material that can be used as an electrolyte. (Inside Climate News)
• Developers have recently scrapped at least a dozen major energy storage projects amid supply chain delays, endangering proposed solar and wind developments. (Reuters)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The Biden administration proposes standards for electric vehicle fast charging stations along federal highways, saying they should be located no more than 50 miles apart and 1 mile from a highway. (New York Times)

SOLAR: The Biden administration’s decision to pause solar panel import tariffs is a win for U.S. solar developers, but draws ire from some manufacturers. (Canary Media)

UTILITIES:
• A watchdog group reports Southern Company paid $62 million to organizations known for spreading climate change disinformation as it became the third-largest greenhouse gas polluter in the U.S. (Guardian)
• Pacific Gas & Electric unveils a plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2040, but stops short of a full phase-out of natural gas. (Associated Press)

NUCLEAR: Modular reactor developer NuScale Power reports a $23.4 million net loss for the first quarter but says its financial outlook is still strong. (Utility Dive)

LABOR: A New York City startup hires and trains residents living in neighborhoods with significant gun violence for clean energy careers. (Green Biz)

BUILDINGS: The operator of the Boston area’s almost 90-year-old district steam system plans to transition to electric boilers and heat pumps to minimize its use of on-site gas units. (Canary Media)

ACTIVISM: Virginia’s relatively new chapter of national climate justice organization Third Act gives retirees and other older activists a vehicle to protest the Mountain Valley Pipeline and other fossil fuel infrastructure. (Energy News Network)

COMMENTARY:
• A climate journalist outlines how President Biden’s climate goals depend on the Korean War-era Defense Production Act, which has so far been invoked to boost electric vehicles, solar, and energy efficiency. (The Atlantic)
• The U.S. should look to Australia’s solar regulations and permitting processes as it aims to boost the industry, electrification advocate Saul Griffith argues. (New York Times)

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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.