GRID: The world’s electric grid needs to double in size by 2040 to handle the surge of new clean electricity projects needed to meet climate goals, the International Energy Agency says. (Guardian)

OIL & GAS: Environmentalists gear up for a fight with the Biden administration over the massive expansion of U.S. natural gas exports, especially since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Washington Post)

HYDROGEN: Critics raise concerns about the potential emissions implications of fossil fuel-based hydrogen production as the Biden administration supports a major buildout at hubs across the U.S. (States Newsroom)


  • Ford is laying off about 700 workers building the electric F-150 truck, citing multiple supply chain constraints. (CNN)
  • Using federal funds, National Grid and partners will conduct a two-year study of electric trucking in the Northeast to map out 100 potential charging sites. (Utility Dive)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Minnesota auto dealers’ challenge to the state’s clean-car rules, which are now set to take effect next year. (Star Tribune)
  • New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham orders state agencies to switch to all-electric vehicle fleets within 12 years and proposes new tax credits for zero-emissions cars. (Associated Press)
  • Federal labor regulators propose $270,000 in fines after finding 19 health and safety violations at a General Motors joint venture electric vehicle battery plant in Ohio. (Associated Press)

SOLAR: New England observers discuss the default option of landfilling most solar panels, the benefits of reusing them and current projects using repurposed panels. (Boston Globe)

EMISSIONS: West Virginia, Indiana and Ohio ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Biden administration’s “Good Neighbor Plan” to prevent emissions within states’ borders from significantly affecting other states’ air quality. (Bluefield Daily-Telegraph)

COAL: Developers envision turning a retired coal plant in northeast Ohio into a campus of parkland, public lake access and up to 1,200 homes, potentially becoming an example of how decaying power plants can become community assets once again. (New York Times)


MINING: The Biden administration finds an Alaska road that would boost access to a remote mining area would impact 66 tribal communities, though the Trump administration identified just 27 when approving the road. (The Hill)

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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.