POLITICS: The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on Sen. Joe Manchin’s energy permitting bill as an amendment to a defense spending bill, though observers say it faces slim chances of passing. (E&E News)

ALSO: “Hot FERC Summer” creator Rep. Sean Casten is back with another regulatory remix, this time parodying Rihanna to draw attention to a looming staff shortage at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (New Republic)

• A recent, almost two-week-long gas leak in Pennsylvania created enough methane emissions to cancel out the emissions reductions associated with about half the electric vehicles sold in the U.S. last year. (Bloomberg)
• The Tennessee Valley Authority plans nearly 1.5 GW in natural gas to replace a coal plant slated for closure, but landowners and experts question its true cost and potential effect on climate change. (WPLN)
Environmental groups step up calls urging the Biden administration to reject ConocoPhillips’ proposed Willow oil and gas drilling project in Alaska. (Time) 

STORAGE: Developers and power plant owners will add as much as 22 GW of utility-scale battery storage by the end of 2025, up from 7.8 GW today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts. (Utility Dive)

FINANCE: Republican officials in West Virginia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida and other states have withdrawn billions of dollars from global asset manager BlackRock because of its support for reaching net-zero emissions. (Vox)

CARBON CAPTURE: The U.S. Energy Department releases guidelines it’ll follow as it selects four regional hubs that aim to develop and build direct-air carbon removal systems. (E&E News)

• The Keystone pipeline’s operator has started recovering at least a small portion of the crude oil spilled from a 14,000-barrel leak last week. (Associated Press)
• Federal regulators have not set a timeline for reopening the pipeline as the operator sends more resources to ramp up the cleanup effort. (S&P Global)

NUCLEAR: The developers of a proposed advanced nuclear reactor in a Wyoming coal town say completion of the facility will likely be delayed by two years, citing fuel supply chain constraints. (Casper Star-Tribune)

EMISSIONS: A coal company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family agrees to pay $925,000 and follow air monitoring requirements after it’s cited for air quality violations in Alabama. (ProPublica)

SOLAR: U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona urge the Biden administration to extend its pause on solar equipment import tariffs. (KYMA)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association hires an electric vehicle specialist to support members even as it continues its legal fight against the state’s clean car standards. (Energy News Network)

COMMENTARY: Inflation Reduction Act incentives for domestic clean energy production risk alienating U.S. allies, an editorial board writes. (Washington Post)

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