GRID: The country’s grid monitor warns of high power outage risks across the Midwest, Texas, and southern California this summer due to a combination of climate change impacts and the closure of fossil fuel power plants. (E&E News)

SOLAR:
• The U.S. solar industry has long been resistant to tariffs meant to boost U.S. manufacturing, with the ongoing federal probe of solar imports bringing their concerns to the forefront. (Grist)
• New York City’s fire code makes it difficult to install new rooftop solar arrays across the city, and complying with recent code revisions can add thousands of dollars to a project. (Grist)

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OFFSHORE WIND:
• While offshore wind projects along the East Coast are making progress, a longstanding federal statute is making it more costly to use European-flagged construction vessels. (S&P Global)
• The EU’s planned investments in offshore wind to replace Russian fossil fuels could spur more deployment in the U.S., which has long followed Europe’s path on wind energy, analysts say. (E&E News)
Duke Energy’s path to develop offshore wind remains hazy despite winning a federal lease auction because North Carolina lawmakers have not codified the governor’s wind power goals into law. (S&P Global)

CLEAN ENERGY:
• Corporations procured a record 11.06 GW of clean energy last year, and that number is set to grow in 2022, outperforming expectations set just a few years ago. (Utility Dive)
• Hundreds of environmental and public interest groups urge the Federal Trade Commission to investigate “abusive utility practices” that are obstructing customers from accessing renewable energy. (Solar Power World)
• U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says she’s “bullish” Congress will pass clean energy tax credits as a bipartisan group of senators discusses an energy and climate bill. (Politico, E&E News)

STORAGE:
• Businesses dependent on lithium-ion batteries invest in recycling as geopolitical events impact critical material supplies. (Utility Dive)
• U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says growing storage capacity is key to making variable renewables available around the clock, while FERC Chair Richard Glick reflects her sentiments. (San Antonio Express-News, Utility Dive)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Globally, electric vehicles displaced around 1.5 million barrels of oil per day last year, of the approximately 43.7 million used daily. (Axios)
• General Motors executives say having a full portfolio of electric vehicle models on sale at the same time will allow each of them to succeed more than previous single efforts have. (Automotive News)

NUCLEAR: The U.S. Department of Energy will extend the application deadline by 47 days for nuclear plant owners to apply for federal funding to keep them open. (Reuters)

OIL & GAS:
• A news investigation identifies planned oil and gas projects in the Permian Basin and on the Gulf Coast as leading clusters of “carbon bombs” that threaten to shatter global climate goals. (Guardian)
• Environmental groups petition the White House to reinstate limits on shipping liquefied natural gas by rail. (WHYY)

EMISSIONS: A Virginia business coalition rapidly moves toward a goal of cutting carbon pollution by 45% by 2025 through energy audits and a family-owned fossil fuel distributor’s embrace of solar power. (Energy News Network)

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Kathryn Krawczyk

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.