ELECTRIC VEHICLES: U.S. mining companies say they will struggle to expand operations fast enough to produce key minerals for electric vehicles and meet tax credit deadlines under the proposed Inflation Reduction Act. (Reuters)

ALSO:
• Auto industry advocates complain the Inflation Reduction Act’s new electric vehicle incentives will only apply to a few cars and benefit long-established U.S. electric automakers. (New York Times)
• Electric vehicle maker Rivian announces higher second-quarter revenues than expected, but says investors also should expect wider loss and lower capital expenditures than previously forecast. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CNBC)
• While some Nevada tribal members join environmentalists in opposition to the proposed Thacker Pass lithium mine in the northern part of the state, others support the mine and its potential economic benefits. (NBC News)

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POLITICS:
• The U.S. House is set to return from recess today and pass Senate Democrats’ climate bill, followed quickly by President Biden’s signature. (New York Times)
• Millions of people likely saw deceptive ads that a Republican-linked dark money group placed on Google, Facebook and Politico in an attempt to get progressive lawmakers to vote against Democrats’ climate bill. (Heated)
Former GOP lawmakers and conservative groups warn the party risks alienating voters if it comes out too hard against Democrats’ climate bill, especially since it includes some wins for fossil fuels. (Politico)

SOLAR:
• Solar leaders who’ve seen a rollercoaster of ups and downs for the industry over the last year celebrate the likely passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. (Inside Climate News)
• Solar and storage projects outnumbered standalone grid storage installations put in place last year. (Utility Dive)
• U.S. sanctions against a Chinese solar company alleged to build panels with forced labor haven’t hindered the manufacturer’s success. (Bloomberg)

NUCLEAR: An industry survey suggests U.S. utilities plan to add up to 90 GW of new nuclear generation by midcentury, including more than 300 small modular reactors. (Power)

CLIMATE: Despite continued public reservations about the legislation, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signs off on a climate law that includes, among other policies, the elimination of an offshore wind power price cap. (GBH) 

COAL: Coal miners and advocates push for passage of Democrats’ climate spending plan because it fixes funding for a federal trust fund that pays to treat miners suffering from black lung. (Virginia Mercury)

OIL & GAS: A study finds methane emissions from shallow water oil and gas platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico are significantly higher than drilling operations on land. (Reuters)

GRID: The American Council on Renewable Energy says grid operator MISO’s cost-benefit analysis of a $10.3 billion group of transmission projects could serve as a national model for measuring grid benefits. (Utility Dive)

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