SOLAR: Four major U.S. solar developers announce they’ll partner to buy up to $6 billion in American-made panels in a move meant to boost the country’s solar manufacturing capacity. (E&E News)

ALSO:
• A new federal law takes effect requiring U.S. solar manufacturers to prove they aren’t using components produced in China using forced labor. (Canary Media)
A solar-powered microfarm on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington state could provide a model for other communities hoping to boost food and energy sovereignty. (Energy News Network/Crosscut)   
The North Carolina Supreme Court rules against a Raleigh homeowners association and says a resident can keep his rooftop solar panels. (Energy News Network)

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OIL & GAS:
As the White House considers pushing Congress to lift the federal gasoline tax, legislators from both parties express doubt the measure would pass. (The Hill)
Oil and gas executives will meet with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm tomorrow after the Biden administration asked them to explain their soaring profits amid consumer price spikes. (E&E News)
A survey finds residents of a South Los Angeles community surrounded by petroleum refineries and a large oilfield experience high levels of physical and mental illness. (High Country News/Grist)

FUNDING:
A U.S. House panel advances an energy and environment spending package that includes funding hikes for Interior Department and EPA programs, and new Energy Department funding focused on clean energy efforts. (E&E News)
The Interior Department announces a $74.6 million investment to map critical mineral sources and strengthen supply chains. (S&P Global)
The U.S. Interior Department announces $26 million in water and energy efficiency grants meant to conserve water amid the West’s drought. (Axios) 

OVERSIGHT: The White House releases its plans for forthcoming regulations, including a proposed crackdown on hydrofluorocarbons and new energy efficiency standards for household appliances. (E&E News)

GRID:
New York utility regulators approve a 135 MW energy storage project in New York City and a new cost-benefit method for transmission upgrades focused on capacity expansion modeling. (Utility Dive)
A federal appeals court strikes down part of a plan by federal energy regulators to pay New England power plants to maintain a three-day supply of on-site fuel for the next two winters. (Utility Dive)

WIND: Louisiana’s governor signs a bill to create a framework that will allow offshore wind leasing, but some industry advocates oppose a provision that lets the state take a cut of wind farm revenues while also charging for leases. (NOLA.com)

CLIMATE: New Jersey firefighters say they’ve largely contained the state’s largest wildfire in 15 years; Climate models suggest the state’s properties face significantly increased wildfire risk in the decades ahead. (Washington Post, Gizmodo)

NUCLEAR: An analysis finds keeping Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant open past its planned 2025 closing date would reduce California’s emissions, decrease dependency on power imports and lower wholesale electricity prices. (S&P Global)

HYDROGEN: Local officials are optimistic that a developer will move forward with plans for a hydrogen production plant at a former uranium enrichment facility in southern Ohio. (WOSU)

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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.