GRID: U.S. grid experts are struggling to find engineers they can collaborate with to address potential electric vehicle software bugs that could cause catastrophic power failures. (E&E News)

• Consumer and grid industry groups say the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s proposed interconnection reforms fall short of addressing a massive interconnection backlog and necessary network upgrades. (Utility Dive)
• A FERC member says the body’s decision to approve PJM’s request to delay upcoming capacity auctions is a “recipe for chaos” that will create uncertainty. (Utility Dive)

• House lawmakers prepare a defense spending bill that includes funding for energy conservation at military bases, research into battery-powered aviation, and further steps toward developing nuclear microreactors. (E&E News)
• U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Graanholm invites utilities and energy companies to apply for federal funding for electrification and low-carbon projects: “We have so much money we want to give away.” (E&E News)
• The federal Inflation Reduction Act may create up to 1 million new wind and solar jobs in the U.S., which experts say will require local job training programs to meet labor demand. (Marketplace)
• Banking executives fear rising interest rates and economic uncertainty will threaten clean energy project financing, especially as developers look to use Inflation Reduction Act incentives. (Utility Dive)

• Scientists credit a combination of global warming and bad luck for recent wildfires, flooding and abnormally warm sea-surface temperatures. (Grist)
• Federal lawmakers investigate how insurance companies continue to invest in and profit from fossil fuel companies as climate change makes it harder for many Americans to afford insurance. (Washington Post)
• Climate activists find connections between Appalachia’s coal and gas industries and the Gulf Coast’s dependence on oil and gas as they develop climate and justice action plans in the regions. (Grist)

• Vermont’s governor signs into law the state’s biggest ever annual omnibus transportation bill, setting aside millions of dollars for electric vehicle charging, rail projects, public transit, and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. (VT Digger)
• General Motors will invest $632 million to prepare an Indiana assembly plant to produce electric vehicles. (Indiana Public Radio)

OFFSHORE WIND: A Rhode Island utility commissioner says regulators face tough choices balancing ratepayer interests and clean energy goals as offshore wind companies seek to renegotiate higher rates for power purchase agreements. (CommonWealth Magazine)

POLITICS: Former President Donald Trump promises that if elected, he’d halt federal incentives that have sparked a surge in electric vehicle and battery manufacturing announcements in Georgia and the Southeast. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

NUCLEAR: Wyoming’s uranium mining industry prepares to bring idled facilities back into production after renewed interest in nuclear power drives up the commodity’s price. (Wyoming Public Radio)

COMMENTARY: Republican leaders should pay attention to recent polling showing large majorities of young people — including those who identify as Republican — support the U.S. taking steps to become carbon neutral, writes an energy columnist. (Virginia Mercury)

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