ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A handful of states seek to end the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2030 or 2035 — an idea that once seemed impossibly radical but has found traction as the market and attitudes around electric vehicles change. (Grist)

SOLAR: A group of 22 U.S. senators call on the Commerce Department to quickly wrap its investigation into U.S. solar imports, saying it “will severely harm” the industry. (Bloomberg)

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CARBON CAPTURE: Major companies are investing in carbon capture as scientists say it may be necessary to stave off climate change’s worst effects, though some activists argue it will let the fossil fuel industry keep operating. (NPR) 

FINANCE: Activist investors are successfully pushing companies to voluntarily commit to climate action before bringing climate-focused shareholder resolutions to a vote. (E&E News)

POLITICS:
A bipartisan group of lawmakers exploring a climate and clean energy bill will meet this week, while Democrats eye a revived reconciliation bill. (E&E News)
• Senate Democrats will introduce a nonbinding resolution today that will push for a quick clean energy transition and condemn oil and gas companies from profiting off Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Washington Post)

GRID:
• ISO-New England’s minimum offer price rule makes it harder for subsidized renewables to compete in regional capacity markets, but the grid operator now wants to push back plans to end it until 2025. (Energy News Network)
• The FERC commissioner who voted against the body’s proposed transmission rate changes says they are hard to justify and discriminate in favor of localities already moving toward clean energy. (Utility Dive)
• Grid operator MISO raises concerns about potential capacity shortfalls this summer, leaving some areas at risk of temporary outages. (Utility Dive)

OIL & GAS:
• Emails show how lobbyists and consultants for two major pipeline firms drafted letters for Virginia and North Carolina elected officials showing support for natural gas projects in those states. (HuffPost)
• Despite high global demand, natural gas production slows in the U.S. because of sluggishness in West Texas and Appalachia, where companies say they don’t have enough pipeline infrastructure. (Reuters)
• Key legal disputes remain involving the fate of the Line 5 pipeline as it currently operates in the Straits of Mackinac, as well as whether Enbridge will be able to move forward with a tunnel project. (Michigan Advance)

CLEAN ENERGY: Renewable energy sources together produced more power than nuclear in 2021, though coal rebounded to outproduce clean energy. (Canary Media)

BIOFUELS: The U.S. EPA temporarily lifts restrictions on summer sales of E15 high-ethanol fuel. (E&E News)

CLIMATE: Connecticut lawmakers successfully pass a number of climate and clean energy policies in this most recent legislative session, including electric vehicle adoption and incentivization measures. (CT Mirror, New Haven Register)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: A Black woman leads a fight against the excavation of clay and sand pits then used as landfills for toxic debris near a small, historically Black community in Florida. (Inside Climate News)

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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.