POLITICS: Sen. Joe Manchin announces he won’t pursue re-election and may run for president, leaving behind a complicated energy and climate legacy that saw him champion the Inflation Reduction Act but pivot to fighting its implementation. (E&E News)


CARBON CAPTURE: The nation’s first direct air carbon capture facility begins operations in Tracy, California. (E&E News)

CLIMATE: The 12 months between November 2022 and October 2023 were the Earth’s hottest ever recorded, an analysis finds. (The Hill)



  • Nearly all of the country’s power grid is at risk of failure if it faces major storms or long spans of extreme cold this winter, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation warns. (The Hill)
  • Although Massachusetts failed to secure any of the $250 million it sought from a federal grid resilience program, utilities National Grid and Generac have each locked down $50 million for grid projects in the state. (Boston Globe)

UTILITIES: A powerful group of North Carolina manufacturers and paper mills says it will drop its opposition to a Duke Energy program to assist thousands of households in Asheville and the eastern part of the state in paying electric bills. (Energy News Network)

EMISSIONS: Federal officials recognize Ohio-based steel producer Cleveland-Cliffs for slashing greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a third, though advocates say there’s room for further cuts. (Energy News Network)

OVERSIGHT: The Biden administration finalizes new regulatory guidance that will likely allow federal agencies to create stricter climate and emissions reduction measures. (The Hill)

CLEAN ENERGY: Compared to Minnesota and Illinois, Michigan’s planned clean energy shift may be the most ambitious given its starting point with more fossil fuels, according to a clean energy analyst. (Inside Climate News)

OFFSHORE WIND: Gulf of Maine lobster catchers eagerly await the federal government’s final map of where offshore wind development could be located in their traditional fishing waters. (Maine Public Radio)

GEOTHERMAL: New York City environmentalists see hope in creating geothermal energy networks to decarbonize the city’s buildings. (City Limits)

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