SOLAR: As the Biden administration details how U.S. clean energy manufacturers can access Inflation Reduction Act tax credits, some industry leaders say the incentives don’t go far enough to build a domestic solar supply chain. (Washington Post)

• Oil and gas companies claim carbon capture technology can allow them to keep producing fossil fuels while limiting emissions; U.S. climate envoy John Kerry and new EPA rules challenge them to prove it. (Associated Press, Grist)
• Ohio fossil fuel companies join environmental groups in objecting to current practices for disposing liquid fracking waste, which risk contaminating groundwater and interfering with oil and gas production. (Inside Climate News)

• Sen. Joe Manchin aims to bring bipartisan permitting reform legislation for a vote by the end of July, though he’s had little luck securing an agreement in the months since the Inflation Reduction Act passed. (Utility Dive)
• President Biden’s infrastructure adviser is among administration officials who wants to see permitting sped up for energy projects. (E&E News)

RENEWABLES: The industry for wind turbine and solar panel recycling is poised for major growth as both industries continue to scale up but lack economical recycling options. (CNBC)

UTILITIES: The Tennessee Valley Authority announces plans to replace a Tennessee coal-fired power plant with a 1,500 MW gas plant plus 3-4 MW of solar and 100 MW of battery storage, after briefly considering but dismissing far more solar and battery power. (WPLN, Associated Press)

• Composting food scraps instead of throwing them into landfills can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 84%, researchers find. (Grist)
• Joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative could help Pennsylvania cut its emission by 80% of 2020 levels by 2030, according to a new University of Pennsylvania study. (Inside Climate News)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Outgoing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot agrees to settle a federal investigation into whether city officials directed heavy polluting industries to low-income communities of color. (Chicago Sun-Times)

HYDROPOWER: A Cherokee tribe’s efforts to remove a western North Carolina dam expose the deteriorating condition of dams across the U.S. that are being tested by intense and frequent rainfall and flooding. (Inside Climate News)

BUILDINGS: Vermont’s climate mandates are pushing Vermont Gas Systems to adapt and diversify its business, ramping up energy efficiency, renewable natural gas, and now heat pump offerings. (Energy News Network)

NUCLEAR: California researchers attempt to duplicate, extend and scale a successful nuclear fusion reaction they produced in December. (CNN)

COMMENTARY: A Sierra Club attorney says a recent PJM Interconnection report stands in “dire need of correction” because it ignores “glaring performance problems of fossil fuel power plants in extreme weather.” (Utility Dive)

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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.