POLITICS: A coalition of conservative groups draft a “battle plan” to undo the country’s progress on climate change if a Republican is elected as president next year. (E&E News)

CLIMATE: At least 41 million Americans live in urban heat islands, where heat-absorbing structures and a lack of shade can raise temperatures by 8 degrees or more compared to the surrounding areas. (Axios)

COURTS: Federal court cases threaten some of the Biden administration’s biggest climate and clean energy goals as they weigh the fate of fossil fuel projects, the social cost of carbon and other matters. (E&E News)

OFFSHORE WIND: Companies’ struggles to finance offshore wind development along the Northeast coast could jeopardize the industry and President Biden’s clean energy goals. (Politico)

A growing number of electric vehicles will bring with them unprecedented power demand, but it’s a “misconception” that they’ll overload the grid, a clean transportation group says. (Utility Dive)
Tesla surpasses Toyota as California’s best selling automaker. (Spectrum News)

• Kentucky officials and a Florida solar company announce plans to build an 800 MW solar farm on a former coal mine to sell power to electric vehicle maker Rivian, the Nature Conservancy and others. (Kentucky Lantern)
• Massachusetts solar developers routinely clear trees and green spaces for commercial projects because it’s cheaper than building on open rooftops. (Energy News Network)
• A Canadian solar panel maker plans to spend about $145 million to build a second Minnesota factory in response to domestic manufacturing incentives in the federal Inflation Reduction Act. (Reuters)
• The U.S. Energy Department announces a $20 million program to improve solar panel reuse and recycling. (Utility Dive)

BUILDINGS: Some New York City public housing units will have gas stoves swapped for induction models as part of a pilot to identify a manufacturer who can make an efficient stove that doesn’t need electrical upgrades. (Gothamist)

COAL: Texas residents express concerns about the state’s largest coal-fired power plant to the U.S. EPA after a study attributed almost 180 premature deaths a year to air pollution from the plant. (KTRK)

A federal court rules the U.S. EPA went too far when it ordered a troubled oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands to undergo a multi-year permitting process to restart operations. (E&E News)
The federal Bureau of Land Management offers just 4,700 acres in Nevada for oil and gas development, indicating a speculative leasing slowdown. (Bloomberg Law)

CARBON CAPTURE: South Dakota regulators begin hearings on a proposed five-state carbon capture pipeline that brought out droves of project opponents. (South Dakota Searchlight)

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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.