SOLAR: The U.S. Commerce Department proposes resuming tariffs on certain imported, Chinese-made solar components, triggering criticism from industry leaders who say it will endanger planned projects. (E&E News, Canary Media)

POLITICS:
• The White House backtracks on President Biden’s suggestion of “tweaking” Inflation Reduction Act incentives to include U.S. allies, saying it will address European leaders’ concerns without asking Congress for changes. (E&E News)
• Democratic U.S. House leadership may resurrect U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s bill to streamline energy permitting and force completion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline as part of a defense spending bill, but its path to passage remains unclear. (Washington Post)

OIL & GAS:
• U.S. utilities are set to build 17 GW of natural gas plants in the coming years, suggesting they’ll power the grid and keep fossil fuel power alive for decades to come. (NPR)
• Los Angeles’ city council votes to ban all new oil and gas drilling immediately and phase out existing extraction within 20 years. (Los Angeles Times)
• The Tennessee Valley Authority recommends replacing an aging coal-fired power plant with natural gas, spurning calls to instead shift to solar and battery power. (Associated Press)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• A Biden administration requirement that equipment be made in America could dramatically slow the build out of a nationwide charging network. (E&E News)
• Tesla’s new electric semi-truck faces an uphill battle to wider adoption as larger batteries compete for valuable cargo space and also see reduced range from heavy loads. (Axios)

OFFSHORE WIND:
• Local opposition has waned against a wind farm off New York’s Long Island, clearing the way for the project to come to fruition. (E&E News)
• Fishing, marine habitat and shipping lanes may shrink the size of two designated wind energy areas off North Carolina’s coast by the time they’re finalized next year. (Coastal Review)

CARBON CAPTURE: Developers of a proposed direct air carbon capture facility in Wyoming tout the project as a job creator, but some residents are concerned about potential environmental impacts. (Inside Climate News)

CLIMATE: A new study shows Maine is a leader in preparing for and mitigating climate change among its New England peers, which on the whole are failing to include vulnerable residents in decision making. (Energy News Network)

GRID:
• A former coal-fired power plant imploded last week in New Jersey is poised to become a $1 billion battery storage facility. (Associated Press)
• Grid operator MISO issues a report discussing the challenges ahead with managing a grid with higher proportions of renewable energy. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

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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.