ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The United Auto Workers could launch a limited strike tomorrow as automakers fall short of the union’s demand that the federal government’s electric vehicle incentives benefit workers, potentially jeopardizing the domestic EV supply chain. (Associated Press, E&E News)

• As climate policy experts warn a one-to-one shift from combustion to electric vehicles would exacerbate environmental injustices, car sharing emerges as a way to make the transition more equitable. (Grist)
• BMW, Ford and Honda’s U.S. division partner with an electric vehicle charging platform as they seek to better integrate cars into the power grid. (Utility Dive)

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• A new Sierra Club report details toxic emissions and climate pollution from more than 200 U.S. industrial facilities, including the country’s largest steel mill in Gary, Indiana. (Inside Climate News)
• Higher temperatures exacerbated by human-caused climate change affected 97% of the U.S. population this summer, a climate research group finds. (Axios)

CARBON CAPTURE: Amazon plans to purchase 250,000 tons of direct-air carbon removal from a company that plans to use some of the captured gas to stimulate aging oil wells. (The Verge) 

WIND: A federal agency provides Ørsted’s Ocean Wind I project with a construction authorization that includes whale and dolphin protection measures and incidental harm guidelines. (NJ Advance Media)

• A top international energy expert warns fossil fuels pose “very unhealthy, unwise economic and climate risks” to companies and investors. (Guardian)
• Pennsylvania residents living near fracking operations continue to struggle with debilitating health problems after state lawmakers shelved a bill that would restrict where fracking can occur. (Public Source)
• Dominion Energy asks Virginia regulators to approve a permit for a new natural gas peaker plant to help power data centers and electric vehicles, but critics say it runs counter to Virginia’s clean energy goals. (Virginia Mercury)
California lawmakers advance legislation aimed at shielding the public from shouldering the costs of orphaned oil and gas well cleanups. (Bakersfield Californian)  

SOLAR: Kansas City officials reach an agreement with a local consortium to build and operate the country’s largest airport solar array, with construction on the 500 MW project starting in the first half of 2025. (Flatland) 

GRID: Roughly tripling the U.S.’s virtual power plant capacity to 160 GW by 2030 could save about $10 billion annually as spending on peaking power plants heads to lower-cost distributed energy resources, a federal report finds. (Utility Dive)

EFFICIENCY: A federal program to help low-income households access energy-efficient appliances has turned into a political fight in Florida after Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed the program. (Florida Phoenix)

COMMENTARY: A tribal leader says the U.S. Army Corps’ latest draft environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline is the latest chapter in the agency’s long history of disrespecting tribal land. (Natural Resources Defense Council)

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