POLITICS: Newly elected Republican U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson has a long track record of supporting fossil fuels and denying their contributions to climate change. (The Hill)



CARBON CAPTURE: California researchers, startups and nonprofits team up to establish a community designed and controlled direct air carbon removal facility in the San Joaquin Valley. (E&E News)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Environmental justice advocates in Louisiana worry that federal money intended to reduce electricity bills, weatherize homes and reduce pollution in underserved communities is being blocked from reaching Black, minority and lower-income residents. (Floodlight/Louisiana Illuminator)

OFFSHORE WIND: A proposed offshore wind buffer zone in endangered whale foraging areas off Massachusetts’ coast could imperil as much as 3 GW of generation capacity. (Bloomberg)


EFFICIENCY: The U.S. Energy Department says public and private businesses and governments participating in a building efficiency and emissions reduction program have collectively saved $18.5 billion since its enactment in 2011. (Utility Dive)

GRID: Xcel Energy will use part of a recent $100 million federal grid resiliency grant to pay for its share of microgrid projects at three community centers in disadvantaged Minneapolis neighborhoods. (Energy News Network)

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