BUILDINGS: The General Services Administration leads a quiet but unprecedented effort to slash emissions from federal buildings, installing heat pumps, solar panels and energy efficient lighting and windows. (Washington Post)


COURTS: The U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear a case from Republican-led states seeking to stop the Biden administration from using an interim social cost of carbon to write climate regulations. (E&E News)


OIL & GAS: More than $550 million in federal funding has started trickling out to 24 states to plug orphan oil and gas wells, though a worker shortage may stall action. (States Newsroom) 

WIND: Leading wind developer Ørsted is struggling as its stock prices sink and offshore projects become uncertain — a problem for climate action when combined with oil’s boom. (E&E News)

CLEAN ENERGY: A Colorado coal and steel city reinvents itself as a clean energy hub with an expanding wind turbine factory, a solar-powered steel mill and a train testing center. (Colorado Newsline)

CLIMATE: A new analysis finds the world is “less likely than ever” to meet the Paris Agreement’s stretch goal of keeping temperature rise below 1.5°C. (Axios)

HYDROGEN: Two hydrogen hubs partially located in Pennsylvania are among seven reportedly poised to receive hundreds of millions in federal grants, but the official, detailed announcement is expected tomorrow. (Reuters, Pennsylvania Capital-Star)

PIPELINES: Carbon pipeline opponents, including some local officials, hope Iowa regulators will follow North and South Dakota and reject permit applications from developers. (Des Moines Register)


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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.