CLEAN ENERGY: Inflation, supply chain problems, and the federal government’s solar imports probe are bad news for U.S. clean energy expansion this year, according to a trade group forecast. (E&E News)

ALSO: The billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg announces he’ll spend $242 million to push clean energy in 10 developing countries, building on his effort to shut down coal production globally. (New York Times)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Electric snowmobiles, lawn care equipment, bicycles and other vehicles are gaining traction even without government incentives. (New York Times)
• A new electric luxury SUV planned by General Motors is expected to have 300 miles in range. (Detroit Free Press)
• Ford sells another round of shares in electric vehicle startup Rivian as the startup continues to face setbacks that are curtailing production. (Detroit News)
• California freight companies slowly build up their electric heavy duty truck fleets. (Canary Media) 

EMISSIONS: The U.S. EPA is expected to look to communities, independent scientists and nonprofits to fill gaps in its methane emissions monitoring capabilities. (E&E News)

PIPELINES: Despite a flurry of proposed carbon capture pipelines, the U.S. still has few national safety regulations in place against potential risks. (Gizmodo)

WIND: A federal study concludes that distributed wind power could provide capacity equal to more than half of the country’s current annual electricity use. (Power Engineering International)

POLITICS: Energy and environmental projects made up about a quarter of earmarks Congress passed in this year’s spending bill, with even more spending expected next year. (E&E News)

OIL & GAS:
• Federal energy analysts forecast Permian Basin oil output will rise to 5.2 million barrels per day in June, a new record. (Reuters)
Officials in several states push back against climate policies because they could reduce fossil fuel-generated revenues for critical services. (Associated Press)
• An activist investor details how his former firm replaced three of ExxonMobil’s directors with climate-conscious representatives. (Inside Climate News)
• A gas utility in Washington, D.C., pushes back on an environmental group’s new report that finds the district is “ideally poised for electrification.” (Utility Dive)

COAL: U.S. coal producers seeking to boost exports amid rising prices overseas are facing roadblocks involving shipping delays, labor shortages and a lack of long-term investments in new mines. (Reuters)

CLIMATE:
• Duke Energy submits an “all of the above” plan with four scenarios to meet North Carolina’s requirement to cut emissions 70% by 2030, with two pushing that deadline to 2034; advocates say Duke’s plan relies too much on natural gas and will submit alternatives. (Raleigh News & Observer)
• Flagstaff, Arizona, partners with Colorado’s Boulder County and other local governments to fund carbon removal projects. (Grist)

COMMENTARY: Amid calls to ramp up natural gas production to boost exports to European allies, an industry trade group executive says the U.S. must first expand the natural gas pipeline system. (Utility Dive)

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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.