ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A new state report says one in four new cars sold in Colorado in 2025 will be electric, but the state needs to move faster on charging infrastructure and should offer incentives for e-bikes. (Colorado Sun)

• San Diego Gas & Electric opens California’s first high-speed charging station for electric trucks at a port of entry near the Mexico border. (KPBS)
• San Diego officials push to install charging stations at more than 400 municipal parking lots. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Durango, Colorado will offer rebates for e-bikes ranging from $150 to $1,550 in an effort to ease parking congestion. (Durango Herald)
• An expanded battery recycling plant near Reno could eventually provide 10% of the materials used at Tesla’s nearby Gigafactory. (Nevada Appeal)

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CLEAN ENERGY: A new report finds Wyoming would be the biggest beneficiary of federal Inflation Reduction Act incentives, netting over $12,000 per resident by 2030. (Wyoming Public Radio)

TRANSMISSION: Conservation groups say a proposed 45-mile transmission corridor in Arizona will threaten critical wildlife habitat in the San Pedro River Valley. (Arizona Republic)

• California Gov. Gavin Newsom declares “we proved we could finally beat big oil” in signing a price-gouging bill, as an oil trade group seeks to portray the industry as the underdog. (NBC Bay Area)
• Colorado’s efforts to cut down on Front Range ozone pollution could mean tighter restrictions on new oil and gas permits. (Colorado Public Radio)
• Officials in Colorado’s Garfield County are unlikely to oppose the Uinta Basin Railway, despite unanswered questions about how much oil train traffic will increase. (Daily Sentinel)

• Utilities praise an executive order on energy strategy from Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo that emphasizes natural gas, a departure from the previous administration’s climate strategy. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
• Fossil fuel interests are aggressively fighting Colorado towns’ efforts to move away from natural gas. (Undark)

COAL: New Mexico’s Supreme Court hears arguments in a case aiming to revisit state regulators’ rejection of a proposal to transfer ownership of the Four Corners Power Plant to a Navajo company. (Associated Press)

NUCLEAR: A report finds reusing former coal plant sites can cut the construction costs of small modular reactors by as much as 35%. (Utility Dive)

WIND: Idaho’s state Senate unanimously adopts a resolution opposing the Lava Ridge wind farm, a proposed 1 GW project on public land. (KPVI)

POLLUTION: A bipartisan resolution in the Alaska legislature urges the U.S. EPA to revisit a wood-stove certification program in order to cut down on wintertime pollution in Fairbanks. (Alaska Beacon)

COMMENTARY: Researchers say there are multiple factors explaining energy price volatility in California, and that decarbonization efforts need to protect consumers from price shocks. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

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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.