CLEAN ENERGY: A new analysis finds a disproportionate amount of wind, solar, battery and manufacturing investment spurred by the federal climate package is going to communities that have been economically dependent on fossil fuels. (Washington Post)

ALSO: Clean energy and electric vehicle manufacturers are facing financial and supply chain issues even as demand grows for their products, forecasting turbulent years ahead before clean energy becomes the norm. (E&E News)



  • Two West Virginia utilities ask state regulators to restructure net metering policy to pay a lower, “wholesale” rate for solar power in the northern part of the state, threatening the state’s budding solar industry. (Mountain State Spotlight)
  • Minnesota solar developers and advocates allege Xcel Energy is breaking the law by restricting the amount of power the utility takes from solar gardens and rooftop installations. (Star Tribune)




  • A federal energy regulator calls on utility regulators to require transmission owners to install grid-enhancing technologies that would expand transmission lines’ capacity. (Utility Dive)
  • A group of utilities will spend roughly $130 million on 19 small-scale transmission upgrades to open bottlenecks and move more wind power from western Minnesota to the Dakotas. (Energy News Network)
  • A startup begins operations at a second grid-scale energy storage facility in California that uses recycled electric vehicle batteries. (Utility Dive)

OFFSHORE WIND: Two top Ørsted executives leave the company after the developer canceled a pair of New England wind farms, a move that will cost the company billions of dollars. (The Guardian, Providence Business 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.