COP27: Several European countries pledge money to combat climate-induced loss and damage in vulnerable countries and not-so-subtly push the U.S. to follow suit. (New York Times)

ALSO:
• Some global leaders say a U.S.-led private carbon credit market to fund climate reparations in low-income nations would just be America’s excuse to get out of providing direct aid. (Politico)
• World leaders suggest overhauling the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund — first created to rebuild after World War II — to fund climate resilience and clean energy projects. (New York Times)

CLIMATE:
• The Biden administration proposes requiring major federal contractors to cut their greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris agreement. (Washington Post)
• In Maine, advocates say an engineered wood material called mass timber could be a climate solution because of its carbon sequestration potential and as an economic opportunity for the state’s forest products industry. (Energy News Network)
• Record-low water levels cause major shipping jams on the Mississippi River just as farmers need to export the fall harvest. (Bloomberg)

MIDTERMS:
• Democrats won control of key state legislatures on Tuesday, boosting advocates’ hopes for clean energy action, while Republicans’ continued dominance in Texas crushes hopes of cracking down on the oil and gas industry. (E&E News)
• Standout performances from Democratic candidates in swing states shows climate was an asset rather than a liability in many midterm races. (Grist)
• Young voters worried about climate change make a sizable dent in Tuesday’s midterms, carrying Democrats to victory in key states and electing the first Generation Z member of Congress. (Inside Climate News)
• Still, Democrats have yet to secure a Senate or House majority as votes are tallied, threatening their clean energy agenda. (E&E News)

STORAGE: Molten salt, giant thermoses, and pumped-storage hydropower provide alternatives to batteries for much-needed energy storage. (Vox)

SOLAR:
• Federal regulators expect installed U.S. solar capacity to nearly double from current levels over the next three years. (PV Magazine)
• A Colorado researcher develops rooftop agrivoltaic installations that combine solar panels and agricultural crops atop buildings. (KUNC) 

WIND: Vertical axis wind turbines, first touted in the 1980s, could be poised for a resurgence as companies build bigger versions to place offshore. (CleanTechnica)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Black and Indigenous leaders protest a Louisiana oil and gas conference and the industry’s plans to build out more export terminals. (Inside Climate News)

TRANSITION: Utilities counter U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s umbrage at President Biden’s remarks declaring renewables will replace coal as they accelerate coal retirements to take advantage of new federal tax incentives. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

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