ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Midwest and Southern states are attracting electric vehicle manufacturers and federal EV funding even as Republican elected officials resist the transition from fossil fuels. (E&E News)

ALSO: A California poll finds waning support for a ballot initiative that would tax the wealthy to fund electric vehicle incentive programs after Gov. Gavin Newsom launched a campaign to defeat the measure. (KQED)

FINANCE: If they retake the U.S. House in next week’s midterms, Republicans pledge to investigate Wall Street firms that consider climate change as an economic risk. (Washington Post)

• A transmission line fight in Maine reveals how hard it’ll be to build out the nationwide grid needed to expand clean energy and transition off fossil fuels. (Grist)
• Sunrun will develop a 17 MW virtual power plant in Puerto Rico that links solar panels and batteries to help keep the power on during extreme weather. (Canary Media)
• A report determines that a Texas proposal to pay generators to remain available during grid emergencies could increase wholesale electricity costs by $22.5 billion from 2025 to 2030. (Canary Media)

More Florida residents look to solar to lower bills and ensure their power stays on after hurricanes, but they feel targeted by utilities that impose fees on rooftop systems. (WPLG)
• A Michigan startup company launches a service that allows customers to rent solar-powered recreational boats. (Centered)

Nevada’s U.S. Senate race pits a pro-renewable energy incumbent against a Republican who blames Democrats for depriving the nation of “energy independence.” (Inside Climate News)
U.S. Senate candidates in Wisconsin offer a stark contrast of views on climate change in a race with major implications for control of the Senate. (Inside Climate News)

HYDROGEN: Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, the Tennessee Valley Authority and other major utilities form a coalition to pursue a hydrogen hub for the Southeast. (Offshore Energy)

OIL & GAS: Nonprofits seek to plug abandoned and orphaned oil and gas wells that state and federal land managers can’t address. (High Country News)

CLEAN ENERGY: The University of Connecticut announces an accelerated carbon neutrality target, pointing to plans to deploy clean energy technologies like hydrogen-powered fuel cells and geothermal heating and cooling. (Energy News Network)

OFFSHORE WIND: After Commonwealth Wind tells Massachusetts regulators that its utility contracts need to be renegotiated, those utilities tell regulators the current draft contracts are good to go. (Commonwealth Magazine)

UTILITIES: Critics say a proposed rate hike by Wisconsin’s largest utility to pay for natural gas and solar generation pits low-income residents against clean energy advocates while taking too much profit for shareholders. (Energy News Network)

HYDROPOWER: Federal regulators give Xcel Energy the go-ahead to study a controversial proposed pumped hydropower storage project in western Colorado. (Colorado Sun)

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Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Energy News Network team, where she oversees the early-morning production of ENN’s five email digest newsletters as well as distribution of ENN’s original journalism with other media outlets. From documenting chronic illness’ effect on college students to following the inner workings of Congress, Kathryn has built a broad experience in her more than five years working at major publications including The Week Magazine. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in magazine journalism and information management and technology from Syracuse University.