SOLAR: Republicans pick up 12 Democratic votes to pass a U.S. House resolution to reinstate tariffs on southeast Asian solar panel imports, even as the domestic solar industry relies on foreign components. (E&E News)

• A pending U.S. Senate bill would require grid operators and transmission planning regions be able to transfer at least 30% of their peak load to neighboring areas. (Utility Dive)
• The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is “on the doorstep” of setting minimum levels of transfer capacity between neighboring power grid regions, FERC Chair Willie Phillips says. (Utility Dive)

• New York’s governor announces that the state’s budget includes the country’s first statewide ban on fossil fuel heating in most new buildings beginning in 2026, although gas furnaces in existing structures can be replaced. (Politico, NNY360)
• Vermont’s governor says he will veto clean heat standard legislation just passed by state legislators, who have already scheduled a session to try to override his decision. (VT Digger, WCAX)
• Detroit environmental justice organizers call on the Biden administration to stop approving new fossil fuel projects amid new federal environmental justice initiatives. (Planet Detroit)

EMISSIONS: Both public and private interests will launch at least two dozen high-resolution, methane-tracking satellites this year to detect leaks from pipelines and other natural gas facilities around the world. (Bloomberg)

HYDROGEN: In Texas oil and gas country, Entergy develops a $1.5 billion natural gas power plant that will also run on hydrogen. (Washington Post)

JUST TRANSITION: Illinois funding aiming to ensure a just transition from fossil fuels will help communities add mental health care services, expand workforce opportunities and restore local budgets. (Energy News Network)

• The Biden administration may delay deciding whether to add electric vehicle manufacturers to the U.S.’s renewable fuel standard, usually used to boost blending biofuels with oil. (Reuters)
• An Arkansas trucking company’s sustainability officer and other industry officials are skeptical they can achieve the U.S. EPA’s proposal to significantly reduce emissions from trucks beginning in 2027. (Arkansas Business)

• Climate activists face off against Texas’ powerful oil and gas industry as El Paso residents vote this week whether to adopt a climate charter with aggressive renewable energy targets. (Inside Climate News)
• Outgoing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is among skeptics who say even potential guilty verdicts in the bribery trial involving former ComEd executives would do little to change perceptions of the state’s corrupt political environment. (Politico)

BUILDINGS: In heating oil-dependent Maine, some residents consider switching to heat pumps, but the devices are roughly as efficient as home oil tanks in single-digit temperatures, and installation challenges persist. (Maine Monitor)

BIOFUEL: The U.S. EPA for the second summer in a row issues a waiver allowing the sale of higher ethanol blend gasoline despite its potential to worsen smog during warmer weather. (The Hill)

COMMENTARY: A Michigan filmmaker says growing crops alongside solar projects means residents don’t have to make a false choice between growing food or clean energy. (Bridge Michigan)

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