LABOR: Oil companies face a looming talent gap as much of their workforce reaches retirement age and young people steer clear of fossil fuel jobs. (Grist)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• While publicly pledging to cut climate impacts, the diesel truck industry is quietly fighting federal and state rules that mandate tailpipe emissions cuts. (Washington Post)
• Advocates want electric “micromobility” vehicles like scooters and bikes to be taken seriously as climate-friendly transportation options. (E&E News)
• Travel center chain Pilot partners with General Motors and EVgo to build a nationwide network of 2,000 fast charging stations. (Utility Dive)
• An automotive policy advisor at the Chicago Fed says the growing use of large incentive packages to lure electric vehicle and battery manufacturing plants is an inefficient yet necessary strategy for states. (MiBiz)
Lithium mining companies have staked about 17,000 prospecting claims in Nevada, positioning the state to become a major producer of the mineral used in electric vehicle batteries. (Guardian)

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POLITICS: A GOP Senate takeover could spell the end of FERC Chair Richard Glick’s term and threaten implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act, experts say. (Utility Dive)

COAL: An investigation reveals how coal companies use bankruptcy to spin off their obligation to reclaim spent mines to shaky new owners who don’t complete the work and eventually dump reclamation on taxpayers. (NPR/Bloomberg)

OFFSHORE WIND: Onshore transmission congestion is a problem for the growing Northeast offshore wind industry, leaving some experts to consider how a subsea power grid might direct power to better interconnection points. (WBUR)

CLIMATE:
• Countries are failing to account for people with disabilities in their climate plans — something that has become more clear as extreme weather worsens. (Associated Press)
• The U.S. Treasury Department looks to assess climate risks to private insurance markets as increased flooding and worsening storms increasingly make home insurance rates unaffordable. (Axios)
• A new study shows Western wildfires are driving the formation of more extreme storms and increasing flash flood risk in states further east. (Guardian)

SOLAR:
•  Dominion Energy files a plan with Virginia to build or buy 23 new solar and energy storage projects, including the purchase of a 167 MW solar farm from a Michigan developer. (Virginia Business, Richmond Times-Dispatch)
• New Mexico clean energy advocates accuse utilities of trying to block or drive up costs for the state’s nascent community solar program to fend off competition. (Source NM)

GRID: Major corporations including Tesla, Google and Amazon voice support for federal regulators’ proposed interconnection rule reforms. (Utility Dive)

EMISSIONS: Critics say a new Michigan carbon credit trading program relying on thousands of acres of new forests is misleading and won’t lead to meaningful emission reductions from companies. (Great Lakes Echo)

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