POLITICS: House Republicans want to break permitting reform discussions into two steps, first tackling fossil fuel and clean energy projects and then turning to interstate transmission lines. (Politico)

ALSO: The Biden administration weighs how much of its transmission expansion plan it can work through Congress, and how much it will have to enact through executive orders. (Canary Media)

• President Biden vetoes a congressional resolution that would have reinstated tariffs on solar panel imports from Southeast Asia. (Associated Press)
• Costs to interconnect utility-scale solar projects in the Southwest Power Pool grid territory have increased by as much as 400% in recent years. (PV Magazine)

UTILITIES: Linking utility CEO pay to climate and emission targets gains steam across the U.S., though researchers say pay schemes should more clearly link bonuses to science-based goals. (E&E News)

• U.S. and Canadian officials announce a 900-mile electric vehicle charging corridor between southwestern Michigan and Quebec City that will include chargers every 50 miles. (Detroit News)
• Commercial vehicles tend to drive short, established routes every day, making them well suited for electrification, but production problems have limited the  rollout of electric trucks and vans. (New York Times)

• White House officials were key in pushing the U.S. EPA to strengthen its proposed power plant emissions rules and accelerate how quickly they’d take effect, sources say. (E&E News)
• A new report finds the U.S. EPA’s proposed methane regulations could create between 19,000 and 35,000 jobs within Texas’ oil and gas industry to measure, monitor and mitigate the gas, even as state officials ding the proposed rule as a job killer. (Inside Climate News)
• Boeing unveils a new modeling tool to help investors, executives and policymakers consider different paths toward reducing aviation emissions. (Axios)

BUILDINGS: The Biden administration announces it will require federal construction projects to purchase building materials that used lower levels of carbon emissions to produce, transport and construct. (E&E News)

• The North American Electric Reliability Corp. issues its strongest-ever reliability warning for next winter, urging generators and transmission owners to start preparing now. (Utility Dive)
• Maine environmental officials formally notify the developers of the New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line that construction may resume. (Bangor Daily News)

PIPELINES: U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is heartened by the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a key permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, although the project still faces regulatory and legal hurdles. (WV Metro News)

LITHIUM: The Biden administration says it has completed a court-ordered review and clarification of federal mining law that should allow construction to continue on the proposed Thacker Pass lithium mine in Nevada. (Associated Press)

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