ELECTRIC VEHICLES: NASA announces an experimental cooling technology that could benefit space missions as well as unlock ultrafast electric vehicle charging on Earth that could fill batteries in as little as five minutes. (The Hill)

ALSO: National lab researchers are working on a “battery genome project” to share data on how different temperatures, driving speeds, materials, and other aspects affect electric vehicle batteries’ performance. (Inside Climate News)

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POLITICS: A climate think tank examines how the Inflation Reduction Act’s success will largely depend on states implementing its clean energy-boosting provisions to the best of their abilities. (Washington Post)

CLIMATE:
• A new United Nations report details how extreme heat wrought by climate change will disproportionately harm communities with high humanitarian needs, though measures can reduce their risk. (Grist)
The largest share of material sent to U.S. landfills and incinerators is food waste, which produces a huge amount of greenhouse gas emissions. (New York Times)
• Hurricane Ian’s widespread damage illustrates the limits of the insurance industry’s ability to respond to increasingly extreme weather events driven by climate change. (New Republic)

SOLAR:
• Reports and recent extreme weather show how solar power is becoming essential for health care facilities that need to keep the power on during climate-driven natural disasters. (Guardian)
• Solar or storage projects are planned at several former or soon-to-close coal plants across the U.S. (Fast Company)
• Recent disasters and studies show communities that have developed solar energy resources are more resilient against extreme weather events that knock out power. (Slate)
Xcel Energy agrees to spend $32.8 million to bring more community solar, battery storage and rooftop solar to Colorado’s low-income residents to settle an environmental justice lawsuit. (Colorado Sun) 

WIND: A planned offshore wind turbine storage and assembly terminal in New York City — and the 1,200 clean energy jobs it will bring — is the culmination of years of community work to convert an inactive waterfront. (Canary Media)

CARBON CAPTURE: ExxonMobil partners with two other energy companies to build a massive Louisiana carbon capture project. (The Advocate, Associated Press)

OIL & GAS: The Biden administration moves to block oil and gas drilling on 225,000 acres of the Thompson Divide in western Colorado while simultaneously designating the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument further east. (Colorado Sun)

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NUCLEAR: Two Canadian companies announce a strategic partnership to acquire Westinghouse Electric for nearly $7.9 billion, creating a North American nuclear energy powerhouse that owns generation and uranium supplies. (Utility Dive)

COMMENTARY: A video explores how Elon Musk’s needlessly complicated transit ideas, dubbed “gadgetbahn,” would work better if they were simply trains. (New York Times)

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