CLIMATE: The United Nations’ top climate official says a fossil fuel phaseout may not be on the agenda for the UN’s climate conference this fall, as a top oil executive is in charge of discussions. (Associated Press)

SOLAR: Warehouse rooftops in Illinois and throughout the U.S. represent an untapped solar opportunity as land use tensions rise for projects, though structural and logistical challenges stand in the way. (Energy News Network)

• The federal Inflation Reduction Act is expected to breathe new life into the U.S. wind energy manufacturing sector that declined in recent years. (Canary Media)
• U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visits Rhode Island’s Block Island Wind Farm, saying the U.S. wants to “replicate this, even bigger” in the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. (Providence Journal)

• The construction of an iron-air battery factory in West Virginia epitomizes a new wave of clean energy development that includes electric vehicle and solar panel factories being built in the Southeast. (Canary Media)
• Texas lawmakers boosted natural gas plants in this year’s session but declined to pass a series of bills that could have upended the state’s massive renewables sector. (Texas Tribune; Wall Street Journal, subscription)

POLITICS: After passing a debt ceiling package, House Republicans will turn their focus to fighting gas stove regulations and rolling back the executive branch’s rulemaking powers. (E&E News)

• Mountain Valley Pipeline officials say the long-delayed project should be completed later this year, after Congress passed a provision in the debt limit deal that dismisses current legal challenges to its permits. (WV News)
• Environmental advocates are pushing insurers to stop covering liquefied natural gas export terminals along the Gulf Coast. (E&E News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: In a Republican area of Texas, electric vehicles are gathering ground, with GOP voters saying high gas prices are convincing them to make the switch. (Washington Post)

GRID: New England’s grid operator predicts the power system will hold strong this summer under normal conditions, in part thanks to increased solar power and energy efficiency measures. (NHPR)

ELECTRIFICATION: Berkeley, California, requests a rehearing on its natural gas hookup ban with 11 new judges, saying the court’s rejection of the regulation was fundamentally flawed and erroneously broad. (Mercury News) 

EMISSIONS: General Motors paid $128.2 million for failing to meet federal fuel economy standards in 2018 and 2019, while Stellantis paid $235.6 million for its failure in 2016 and 2017. (New York Times)

CARBON CAPTURE: An Austin, Texas, brewery is starting to capture carbon dioxide produced during the brewing process, then use it in future brews instead of buying more carbon. (Washington Post)

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