ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The United Auto Workers reach a tentative deal with General Motors after doing the same with Ford and Stellantis, potentially ending a six-week strike with an agreement that includes electric vehicle battery manufacturing plants. (Associated Press, Inside Climate News)




  • The world’s carbon budget — the amount of carbon it can release before exceeding global goals — has shrunk, and will be exceeded in six years under current emissions levels, analysts say. (Guardian)
  • Lawn care equipment released as much smog-forming pollution as 30 million cars in 2020, as well as much carbon pollution as the entire city of Los Angeles. (Grist)

POLITICS: Republican Congress members widen their attacks on the Biden administration’s efficiency proposals, aiming to protect gas stoves, fossil fueled water heaters, and other existing appliances. (E&E News)

TRANSITION: A new labor agreement between a West Virginia battery manufacturer and the mineworkers unions could be a blueprint for helping transition fossil fuel workers into clean energy careers. (Capital & Main) 


  • New Orleans officials vote to increase utility bill credits and allow larger projects in the city’s community solar program after hearing from groups interested in providing solar power to low-income residents. (Louisiana Illuminator)
  • A Canadian solar panel manufacturer will invest $800 million in a new Indiana plant that will produce up to 20,000 solar modules per day. (PV Magazine)

PIPELINES: The CEO of Summit Carbon Solutions remains committed to a five-state carbon pipeline project despite a competitor’s recently canceled project because of regulatory uncertainty. (S&P Global)

OFFSHORE WIND: Connecticut opens up a 2 GW request for offshore wind proposals that contains provisions to help developers overcome potential financial challenges. (Utility Dive)

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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.