POLITICS: The Inflation Reduction Act ushered in a wave of clean energy funding that has already reshaped everything from how Americans are buying cars to how environmental groups are organizing. (E&E News)

ALSO:
• Environmental justice advocates prepare to lobby Democrats against renegotiating an energy permitting reform deal after successfully staving off their first attempt. (E&E News)
• A U.S. House Republican in line to chair the Natural Resources Committee if his party wins control wants to continue offshore oil oversight hearings and sees a path forward with Sen. Joe Manchin on permitting reforms. (Washington Post)
• The biggest green groups have amassed $38 million to campaign for incumbents who back climate action, hoping to avoid a repeat of 2010’s Republican midterm landslide. (E&E News)
• Two Democrats propose halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia over OPEC’s oil production cuts. (The Hill)

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CLIMATE: This year’s COP27 climate conference will include discussions of climate reparations as wealthy nations, including the U.S., looking to avoid unlimited liability for how their emissions harmed developing nations. (Grist)

SOLAR: A solar nonprofit helps demystify the buying process and get better deals by bundling customers in several states. (Canary Media)

GRID: General Motors announces it’ll launch a new electric grid division to compete with Tesla and other companies looking to market their electric vehicles as a grid resource. (E&E News)

GEOTHERMAL: A historic Chicago mansion retrofitted with geothermal heating and cooling can offer a blueprint for applying the technology in other dense urban areas as an alternative to natural gas. (Energy News Network)

PIPELINES: A federal judge rejects claims by tribes and environmental groups in Minnesota that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to adequately review Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline expansion plan. (Star Tribune)

FOSSIL FUELS:
• One of the U.S.’s largest rail workers unions rejects a temporary agreement brokered by the Biden administration last month, raising the possibility of a strike that could disrupt coal transportation. (NBC News)
• A methane emissions provision in the Inflation Reduction Act could unintentionally spur oil and gas development in New Mexico, where methane rules are strong but funding for enforcement is sparse. (Capital & Main)

WIND: GE Renewable Energy confirms it will “streamline” its onshore wind business after a note to employees indicated it planned to lay off 20% of its U.S. employees. (Utility Dive)

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NUCLEAR: A Washington state startup launches a feasibility study for installing a nuclear fusion unit at the state’s last remaining coal power plant. (Nuclear Engineering International)  

COMMENTARY: The Sierra Club and rural electric cooperatives formed an unlikely alliance to secure funding in the Inflation Reduction Act to build out clean energy in rural areas. (Utility Dive)

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