HYDROPOWER: Despite being touted as clean energy, hydropower reservoirs are responsible for millions of tons of methane and carbon emissions each year, a study finds. (Inside Climate News)

• A spike in the frequency of events means the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund is set to run out before the peak of U.S. hurricane and wildfire seasons, the agency’s administrator says. (Axios)
• The U.S. will “under no circumstances” pay climate reparations, climate envoy John Kerry says, though the country has committed to paying into an international climate loss and damage fund for developing nations. (The Hill)
• In an overseas visit, Kerry praises China’s renewables buildout but says it needs to stop building coal-fired power plants. (Washington Post)
• About a third of Americans were under extreme heat alerts over the weekend, with triple-digit temperatures expected to linger in the Southwest throughout the week. (NPR)
• The threat to a dam near Montpelier, Vermont, during recent floods underscore how vulnerable New England’s dams are to climate change. (Boston Globe)

• Grid congestion is preventing U.S. consumers from getting lowest-cost power, costing them an additional $20.8 billion last year. (Utility Dive)
• New York’s grid operator warns New York City could see power shortfalls by 2025 that could force polluting peaker plants to remain in service. (Reuters)

PIPELINES: The long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn two court orders that froze construction despite a new federal law to force its completion. (Roanoke Times, WV Metro News)

• Right-wing and fossil fuel industry interests are capitalizing on coastal residents’ concerns about whale populations to drive local opposition to offshore wind projects, even as research shows no link between them. (Guardian)
• The U.S. Energy Department offers $5.1 million in prizes to innovators who can develop the best recycling solution for wind turbines. (Utility Dive)

• The U.S. Transportation Department releases an online toolkit for communities looking to build electric vehicle charging stations and other electric transportation options with federal funding. (Utility Dive)
• Electric vehicle owners are using their cars’ big batteries to power their homes during emergencies as utilities and automakers explore the safety of doing so. (New York Times)
• Tesla says workers at its Texas factory are building its first Cybertruck, two years behind schedule. (CNN) 

• In Chicago and elsewhere, natural gas price volatility and expensive infrastructure upgrades are hitting low-income customers hardest. (Environmental Health News)
• Detroit-based DTE Energy’s proposed long-term energy plan reached in agreement with clean energy groups is the latest example of an investor-owned utility hastening its renewable energy transition. (Canary Media)

POLITICS: A U.S. Senate funding bill would bar the Consumer Product Safety Commission from banning gas stoves, though the agency has said it isn’t pursuing a ban. (The Hill)

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