CARBON CAPTURE: Microsoft will purchase $200 million in carbon credits from a startup that plans to use direct-air capture to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. (The Hill)

ALSO: Arizona looks to join Wyoming and other oil-producing states in seeking permitting authority for carbon capture projects to bypass lengthy federal review. (E&E News)

CLEAN ENERGY: A bill moving through the California legislature aims to accelerate development of large-scale clean energy projects beyond wind and solar. (Los Angeles Times)

TRANSPORTATION: Trucking and charging industry representatives say zoning and regulatory obstacles are complicating California’s goal to rapidly build out charging infrastructure for electric trucks. (Transport Topics)

Gwich’in leaders in both Canada and the U.S. celebrate the Biden administration’s plan to block drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (CBC)
Enbridge will take ownership of Dominion Energy’s operations in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho as part of a $14 billion acquisition. (Salt Lake Tribune)
Two U.S. representatives from Colorado join local governments in calling for the BLM to conduct a full review of a proposed expansion of a Utah oil-train terminal. (Colorado Newsline)
Officials in Fort Collins, Colorado, will vote later this month on new rules that would require producing wells to have a 2,000 foot setback from buildings with “occupiable space.” (Coloradoan)

PIPELINES: A California county successfully decommissions a feeder line that was left filled with oil when the Plains pipeline it connects to was shut down after a 2015 spill. (Santa Maria Sun)

COAL: At a hearing this week, lawyers argued whether a New Mexico utility’s investments in a coal plant were “imprudent,” which could impact an upcoming rate case. (Santa Fe New Mexican)

A pair of studies support Alaska utilities’ assessments that natural gas imports will be needed to meet demand as production declines in the state. (Anchorage Press)
Idaho Power hosts a virtual workshop to discuss its proposed changes to solar compensation. (Idaho Press)
A Colorado Springs utility agrees to route power lines around a planned community park after a year of negotiations. (Colorado Public Radio)

GRID: An “overflow crowd” turns out at a public meeting in Vacaville, California, to discuss a proposed battery storage facility opposed by many residents. (Daily Republic)

SOLAR: A California school district estimates that solar panels and efficiency upgrades will save $55 million over the next 30 years. (Vacaville Reporter)

BIOENERGY: Work begins on a $100 million plant in Longview, Washington, that will capture methane from food waste, taking advantage of a new state law requiring cities to separate and collect organic waste. (Waste Dive)

COMMENTARY: Advocates urge California lawmakers to approve bills requiring companies to disclose the financial risks they face from climate change. (Mercury News)

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Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.