OIL & GAS: A fossil fuel-funded advocacy group is paying to publish pro-natural gas content in Politico, Axios, and E&E News, including articles that cite industry-funded studies to make a climate case for the fossil fuel. (Heated)

• Major oil companies quietly backtrack on climate and environmental commitments amid reporting of record profits. (Grist)
• Environmental groups blast the U.S. EPA for not challenging the Tennessee Valley Authority’s plan to replace a retiring coal-fired plant with natural gas. (Associated Press)

• Global ice sheets are at risk of “unstoppable, irreversible melting” if the world doesn’t quickly act to limit warming to 1.5°C, potentially leading to as much as a foot of sea level rise by the end of the century. (E&E News)
• As scientists discover a massive glacier is melting at a startling pace, the head of the United Nations warns rising sea levels could spur mass migration on a “biblical scale.” (Washington Post)
• World Bank President David Malpass will step down amid criticism over his climate denialism. (New York Times)

COURTS: When targeting Biden administration environmental policies, Republican-led states continually count on one particular circuit court that is stacked with Trump appointees. (E&E News)

• In contrast with progress in other sectors, greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture continue to grow, with Iowa, Kansas, Illinois and Nebraska the biggest contributors after Texas. (Gazette/Investigate Midwest)
• U.S. greenhouse gas emissions shot up a record 5.5% in 2021 from the year before, largely due to a pandemic-induced emissions drop in 2020. (The Hill)

• New Jersey will accelerate its 100% clean energy goal from 2050 to 2035 and restrict new car sales to all-electric models only by 2035, among other new clean energy goals. (NBC New York)
• Some energy experts are skeptical that a plan to get New York’s public power authority to build more clean energy projects can work in the face of labor pushback. (American Prospect)

• The Biden administration releases standards for developers looking to build electric vehicle chargers with federal incentives. (Grist)
• An electric vehicle charger manufacturer announces plans to expand its Tennessee factory to eventually produce up to 30,000 fast chargers a year. (Tennessean)

GRID: States in the MISO region are beginning to consider aggregated demand response as a potential asset to improve grid reliability. (Utility Dive)

• New Jersey has the second most solar installed at K-12 school buildings in the country, a clean energy nonprofit reports. (NJ Advance Media)
• Iowa State University researchers will raise bees and plant vegetables within the footprint of a solar array as part of a federally funded study. (news release)

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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.