ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla’s Model Y and the Chevrolet Bolt are among 10 models on a new list of American-made vehicles that will qualify for a full federal $7,500 tax credit. (Axios) 

ALSO:
• President Biden’s electric vehicle charging czar discusses what it will take to build out a reliable nationwide charging network. (GreenBiz)
• Panasonic is considering building an electric vehicle battery plant in Oklahoma but wants nearly $1 billion in state incentives. (Reuters, Journal Record)

ELECTRIFICATION: A federal appeals court overturns Berkeley, California’s ban on natural gas hookups in new construction, and legal experts warn it could have a chilling effect on municipalities considering similar bans. (Associated Press, E&E News)

CLEANTECH: An annual clean-tech award highlights 12 pioneering startup companies building new ways to recycle critical minerals, produce hydrogen fuel, and solve other critical challenges in the clean energy transition. (Bloomberg)

CLIMATE:
• Human-caused climate change is leading to more flash droughts, which can quickly parch and kill crops, a scientific study finds. (New York Times)
• Insurance companies are offering increasingly scarce property coverage in Texas following a similar pullback in Florida and Louisiana. (E&E News)

OFFSHORE WIND: Roughly 90 former offshore wind workers now have government jobs regulating their former industry, putting fishing industry interests at a disadvantage and potentially endangering marine habitats, according to a news outlet’s investigation. (ProPublica/New Bedford Light)

POLITICS: Republicans say they’ll use vulnerable Democratic House members’ votes against the GOP energy package to fight their re-election campaigns. (The Hill)

OIL & GAS:
A peer-reviewed study finds the nation’s oil and gas facilities emit 70% more methane than the U.S. EPA’s estimates. (CNN)
Environmental groups say ExxonMobil’s announcement that it is planning no new exploration in the Alaska Arctic is a sign industry is losing interest in the region and future lease sales will flop. (Alaska Public Media)
Philadelphians living near what used to be the East Coast’s largest oil refinery demand sustainability commitments as developers look to turn the site into a warehousing-logistics hub and life sciences campus. (WHYY)

CLEAN ENERGY: The U.S. Energy Department offers $15 million to tribal colleges and universities for campus clean energy systems and training Indigenous students to work in the industry. (Associated Press)

STORAGE: Northern California wineries install long-duration iron and saltwater batteries in a solar-plus-storage microgrid they are building. (PV Magazine)

OHIO: Attorneys for former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and a GOP lobbyist plan to ask a judge to drop guilty verdicts against them and ask for a new trial. (Eye on Ohio/Energy News Network)

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