ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A third of manufacturing investments spurred by the Inflation Reduction Act have gone to South Korean companies, driving an electric vehicle and battery boom in the U.S. (Inside Climate News)

• South Korean-based Samsung announces a second U.S. electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant joint venture with Detroit automaker Stellantis at an as-yet undisclosed location. (Associated Press)
• U.S. House Republicans launch a probe into Ford’s partnership with a Chinese battery company to raise questions about domestic job creation and potential human rights issues. (Politico)

• The U.S. climate law passed a year ago is already juicing clean energy development, including the installation of solar facilities in places that still rely on cheaply produced coal power. (Associated Press)
• Nevada conservationists urge the state to develop a management plan guiding utility-scale solar development, saying the state and federal incentive-driven land rush is a “free for all.” (Nevada Independent)

• A bipartisan group of Congress members introduces legislation that would count extreme temperatures among the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s list of major disasters and let affected areas receive federal aid. (Politico)
• G20 countries fail to agree on a fossil fuel phasedown at a weekend meeting over disagreements on clean energy deployment and other issues. (Guardian)

COAL: Many retired coal miners and advocates are skeptical about a proposed federal rule to reduce black lung cases due to decades of inaction and lingering questions about implementation and enforcement. (Associated Press)

OIL & GAS: Environmental advocates give the proposed oil and gas reforms mixed reviews, while the petroleum industry pans them as an attempt to “restrict essential energy development.” (High Country News)

STORAGE: Corporate financing for energy storage companies in the second quarter increased 67% compared to a year ago, suggesting the industry will continue to grow alongside solar development. (Utility Dive)

• After hitting a heat pump installation goal early, Maine ups the ante and pledges to install 175,000 more heat pumps by 2027. (WMTW, Portland Press Herald)
• A proposed federal rule would require new water heaters to update their technology to become more energy efficient. (The Hill)

BIOFUELS: Environmental advocates sue the U.S. EPA over its new biofuel program, alleging the agency failed to consider ethanol production’s harms to endangered species. (Guardian)

COMMENTARY: Tackling climate change requires a fundamental shift in the economic system, a California editorial board argues, which includes moving on from corporations that profit from fossil fuel burning. (Los Angeles Times)

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