ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A new Tesla Model 3 now costs less than the average new combustion vehicle — even before factoring in rebates. (Canary Media)

ALSO: Striking United Auto Workers target Ford and its partnerships with South Korean battery companies as negotiations continue. (Associated Press)

CARBON CAPTURE: Applicants are angling for billions of dollars in federal funding to advance direct air capture technology, which some groups fear will prolong oil and gas production. (E&E News, Reuters)



PIPELINES: Activists and residents along the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s route through Virginia and West Virginia continue to oppose the long-delayed project as it finally begins to near completion. (Bloomberg)


  • A growing number of new residential solar installations are including battery storage, and the median size of rooftop solar arrays is rapidly expanding as well. (Utility Dive)
  • Wisconsin farm industry advocates say a bill in the U.S. Senate may help alleviate some concerns around commercial solar development on agricultural land. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
  • Cuyahoga County, Ohio, is an example of how local governments can craft supportive solar policies without waiting for the state and federal government to act. (PV Magazine)



GRID: Experts say the Southeast’s shift to renewable energy hinges on the buildout of more transmission lines, which has been off to a slow start and is causing a seven-year backlog of renewable projects to connect to the grid. (Chesapeake Bay Journal)

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