ELECTRIC VEHICLES: New federal funding will only apply to electric vehicle chargers that work with all vehicle brands, prompting a White House agreement with Tesla to open at least 7,500 of its chargers to all cars by 2024. (The Hill, Washington Post)

• Ford halts production of its F-150 Lightning pickup truck because of a possible battery problem discovered during pre-delivery inspections. (CNN)
An electric luxury boat developed by a former Tesla executive expects to begin deliveries in the second quarter of 2024. (Axios) 

• The U.S. EPA will allocate $20 billion in Inflation Reduction Act funding to nonprofits that partner with financial institutions on projects to cut emissions and energy costs, and another $7 billion to help disadvantaged communities build solar arrays. (The Hill)
• Federal departments release guidance for underserved and coal communities looking to take advantage of tax credits for clean energy, decarbonization, and critical minerals projects. (Utility Dive)

POLITICS: Federal lawmakers debating energy permitting reform are finding common ground in their support of nuclear power. (E&E News)

• A new federal rule proposes charging oil producers for methane they release or flare on federal and Indigenous land, but advocates say it doesn’t go far enough to eliminate regular venting and flaring. (Inside Climate News)
• Alaska’s U.S. senators urge the Biden administration to approve ConocoPhillips’ proposed Willow oil and gas drilling project amid environmentalists’ calls to reject it; the state’s Indigenous leaders remain divided on the issue. (Associated Press)

• An ongoing study from New England’s grid operator and a grid operation nonprofit aims to answer how to prepare U.S. power systems for increasingly extreme weather conditions. (E&E News)
• Federal regulators approve a regional resource adequacy program allowing Western utilities to share generating capacity. (Utility Dive)
• Vermont’s governor says a long-shelved transmission line that would bring hydropower from Canada into New England “has legs again” following an energy pricing discussion with other governors. (VT Digger)
• Austin, Texas, completed power restoration this weekend to more than 373,000 customers after a winter storm, and now begins cleanup. (Austin American-Statesman)

OFFSHORE WIND: The new head of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management sees potential for both offshore wind and additional oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. (Bloomberg)

PIPELINES: The Keystone pipeline continues to operate at reduced volumes following a December leak that spilled about 14,000 barrels in Kansas. (S&P Global)

COMMENTARY: Updating residential furnace efficiency standards could bring Americans much-needed heating cost relief, an energy advocate writes. (Utility Dive)

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