OVERSIGHT: Republican attorneys general argue the U.S. Supreme Court’s EPA ruling this summer also bars federal regulators from approving nuclear waste storage sites or requiring public companies to disclose climate risks without explicit instruction from Congress. (Associated Press)

CLEAN ENERGY:
• U.S. wind and solar capacity is expected to double by 2030 thanks to incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, an analysis predicts. (Guardian)
• The U.S. Energy Department lets states start applying for $425 million for clean energy, energy efficiency and other projects. (Utility Dive)
• Several Vermont schools will start the year with new clean energy infrastructure, including a large rooftop solar array, efficiency measures and geothermal heating and cooling. (NBC Boston)

MINING: While Sen. Joe Manchin has promised mining companies a faster permitting process as part of his climate package side deal, legal experts say Manchin’s proposal won’t change things much. (E&E News)

OIL & GAS: Carbon capture technology installed on gas power plants could significantly reduce the cost of decarbonizing electricity, but it would depend on the technology dramatically ramping up first, a think tank analysis shows. (S&P Global)

CLIMATE:
• Devastating flooding in Pakistan raises questions over whether the U.S. and other countries most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions should pay for climate disasters elsewhere. (Washington Post)
• A growing need for air conditioning in Ohio schools shows one way climate change is increasing costs to local taxpayers across the country. (Energy News Network)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Automaker Honda and batterymaker LG say they’ll build a battery plant in the U.S. at a to-be-determined location. (New York Times)
• An analysis finds Tesla’s goal of selling 20 million electric vehicles in 2030 — up from an estimated 1.5 million this year — will require hundreds of billions of dollars to secure materials and build out assembly plants. (Reuters)
• Academic researchers find that a U.S. Postal Service analysis comparing lifetime emissions for new electric and gas-powered vehicles underestimated gas vehicle emissions by about 15%. (Michigan Radio)

WIND: Officials say political divisions in North Carolina mean it’s not fully prepared to develop offshore wind despite two planned projects. (Fayetteville Observer)

FINANCE: Financial companies nervously eye Texas’ law requiring divestment from companies that don’t do business with the fossil fuel industry amid concerns they could lose pension-management contracts. (Reuters)

HYDROPOWER: Federal regulators release a final environmental review supporting a proposal to remove four hydropower dams that harm fish on the Klamath River in Oregon and California. (E&E News)

COMMENTARY: An energy analyst says strategically timed electric vehicle charging can help decarbonize the grid by using electricity when it’s cleanest. (Energy Institute Blog)

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