POLITICS: Sen. Joe Manchin pulls his energy permitting reforms from a government spending bill amid opposition from Democrats and Republicans. (Associated Press)

ALSO:
• Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he’ll work with Manchin to pass “responsible permitting reform” by the end of the year. (Politico)
• The collapse of Manchin’s permitting reforms takes with it a top clean energy priority: speeding the construction of long-range transmission lines. (E&E News)
• A longtime West Virginia journalist explains U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s commitment to the Mountain Valley Pipeline comes as the state’s energy economy is transitioning from coal to natural gas. (Grid)

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GRID:
Florida electric utilities brace for Hurricane Ian after it knocks out power in Cuba and offshoot winds and tornadoes take down power for 70,000 Floridians ahead of its expected landfall this evening. (S&P Global, New York Times, E&E News)
• Puerto Rico mayors clash with electricity provider LUMA Energy as much of the island remains without electricity after Hurricane Fiona. (NBC News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• The U.S. Transportation Department has approved every state’s plan to build out electric vehicle charging stations, covering around 75,000 miles of highways. (CNBC)
• Inflation Reduction Act incentives are raising demand for already-hot electric vehicle battery materials, with experts saying recycling will be key to meeting supply needs. (Utility Dive)

CLEAN ENERGY:
• Production tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act for wind, solar and battery storage are likely to spur a wave of domestic clean energy manufacturing, analysts say. (Utility Dive)
• The nation’s first utility-scale wind and solar-plus-battery storage power facility, with 350 MW capacity, is commissioned in Oregon. (Associated Press)

OIL & GAS: After decades of being treated as an unhelpful byproduct of oil drilling, natural gas is now in such high demand that Texas drillers value it more than crude oil. (Bloomberg, subscription)

SOLAR: In New York City, developers discuss the hurdles of building Manhattan’s largest rooftop solar project: a just-under-1 MW array coupled with a 3.5 MW battery system on top of a major convention center. (Canary Media)

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CLIMATE: Only a small percentage of the $7.4 billion the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s conservation programs doled out from 2017 to 2020 actually went to fund climate-related practices, an analysis finds. (Inside Climate News)

AFFORDABILITY: New England’s governors want Congress to add at least $500 million in emergency aid to a federal low-income heating assistance program to help offset energy bills expected to be unaffordable for many this winter. (NBC Boston)

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