OIL & GAS: State-level efforts to prohibit natural gas bans have protected gas utilities in states that account for nearly one-third of U.S. commercial and residential gas demand. (S&P Global)

ALSO:
• The 25 proposed liquefied natural gas export terminals currently seeking permits could emit more than 90 million tons of greenhouse gases if built, an environmental nonprofit finds. (Grist)
• A U.S. House committee weighs options to respond to the underreporting of methane emissions in the Permian Basin. (Carlsbad Current Argus)

SOLAR: A House committee begins discussions on how to fund President Biden’s order to boost solar and other clean energy manufacturing. (E&E News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Ford’s executive chair meets with Senate Democrats to push them to support electric vehicle manufacturing. (Washington Post)
• Democratic Congress members say electric vehicle tax credits could still be passed in a reconciliation bill, even as Sen. Joe Manchin remains a holdout on the bill and previously opposed the credits. (The Hill)
• The federal government has recently allocated billions of dollars to electric vehicle charging buildouts and battery development, but experts say it needs to do more to compete with China and Europe. (The Hill)

UTILITIES:
• An executive helped draft White House-backed cybersecurity guidelines for utilities that could benefit his company, drawing the ire of competitors. (Bloomberg, subscription)
• Memphis, Tennessee, moves closer to leaving the Tennessee Valley Authority after early analysis of other electricity providers’ bids show the city could save between $25.7 and $55.3 million annually. (Commercial Appeal)
• Colorado regulators approve Xcel Energy’s plan for a $2 billion transmission upgrade that will help support new renewable energy development. (Denver Post)

COAL:
• Federal regulators announce they’ll crack down on coal mines that expose workers to harmful levels of silica dust after a recent study confirmed its connection to black lung disease. (Ohio Valley ReSource, West Virginia Public Broadcasting)
• Phasing out coal power worldwide will bring about a global net gain of $78 trillion in avoided climate change and health problems by 2100, even after $29 trillion is spent on the transition, an International Monetary Fund study estimates. (Axios)

CLIMATE: A climate nonprofit analyzed the summer temperatures of 246 locations around the U.S., finding the vast majority of them have seen hotter weather since 1970. (Guardian) 

BIOFUELS: Poet, the world’s largest ethanol producer, hopes to meet some of its climate goals early by joining a multi-state carbon capture pipeline project. (Reuters)

COMMENTARY:
• President Biden’s order to ramp up solar, heat pump and other clean energy component manufacturing needs to be paired with policies to stimulate demand for these products, an engineering professor writes. (The Conversation)
• A retired Army official calls on federal regulators to revamp their consideration of more oil and gas infrastructure in hurricane-prone areas along the Gulf Coast. (The Hill)

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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.