COAL: State legislatures are passing laws to fight the U.S. EPA’s power plant rule that could force coal plants to shut down, but legal experts are skeptical they’ll be able to derail the transition. (E&E News)

• Switching from combustion cars to clean-powered electric vehicles by 2050 could save 89,000 lives and nearly $1 trillion in health care costs in the U.S., the American Lung Association estimates. (Grist)
• Wall Street is increasingly scrutinizing Michigan automakers’ electric vehicle plans, questioning when they will start generating profits for investors. (Bridge)

• U.S. climate lawsuits could be entering a “game changing” new phase as they multiply and challenge governments’ and companies’ responsibility for climate change, legal experts say. (Guardian)
• Canadian wildfires spread unprecedented poor air quality from Michigan to New York state and down the mid-Atlantic coast. (CNN)

• The Biden administration struggles with scaling up clean energy while relying on America’s limited manufacturing capacity, raising questions over how to best deploy federal clean energy incentives. (Canary Media)
• A human rights group maps hundreds of abuses committed by mining corporations as they extract minerals critical used in clean energy components. (Inside Climate News)

POLITICS: Far-right U.S. House members join Democrats to reject a Republican bill to protect gas stoves as a protest against a bipartisan debt ceiling deal. (NBC News)

• Two-thirds of U.S. offshore wind production potential is in deep waters, meaning floating turbines will be essential to federal deployment goals. (Utility Dive)
• The cost of building and operating an offshore wind farm in the U.S. has shot up over 20% since 2019, with steel costs rising the most, according to a developer-commissioned report. (CommonWealth Magazine)
• NextEra Energy is planning a project that would include up to 285 wind turbines to power a clean hydrogen facility in North Dakota. (Jamestown Sun)

A California project successfully beams space-generated solar power back to Earth. (Science)
• A New Jersey water treatment facility says it has developed the continent’s largest floating solar farm, a 17-acre array on its Canoe Brook Reservoir in Millburn. (Associated Press)

GRID: Industry officials call California regulators’ goal of shifting 7,000 MW of load — enough to power 7 million homes without building any new generation — a “starting gun for a dramatic expansion of flexible demand.” (Utility Dive)

OIL & GAS: Advocates call for tighter water use restrictions on the oil and gas industry in drought-stricken states, where hydraulically fracturing a single well can use up to 15 million gallons of fluids. (Capital & Main)

 Colorado implements building codes requiring new construction be equipped for solar panels, electric vehicle charging and electric appliances. (Fort Morgan Times)
New York City’s public housing agency says it saw 21% fewer heating outages this past season after upgrading or installing new equipment, including heat pumps. (City Limits)

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