CLIMATE: After months of anticipation, the Biden administration today is expected to announce a $1 billion contribution to the United Nations’ global climate fund and urge other countries to ramp up emissions reduction and vehicle electrification pledges. (E&E News)

ELECTRIFICATION: Women could help fill the thousands of electrician jobs the U.S. needs to electrify vehicles and buildings, but a lack of women in the field and horror stories of on-the-job bullying deter more from joining. (Guardian/Nexus Media News)

• The biggest U.S. clean energy lobbying group allies with natural gas interests and Republicans pushing fossil fuel-friendly permitting reform, to the displeasure of clean energy companies. (Inside Climate News)
• Newly revealed documents show BP’s “scorched earth” legal tactics toward workers who helped clean up its 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and now are suing the company over ensuing health problems. (Guardian)
• “We’re tired of being sick:” Philadelphians gather to envision a new life for the site of a former refinery as a developer looks to build a logistics and life sciences hub. (WHYY)
A federal appeals court rules rejects an emergency motion to block ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil and gas drilling project in Alaska. (Anchorage Daily News) 

OFFSHORE WIND: Republicans split on backing offshore wind development, with some repeating unproven claims that the industry is hurting marine mammals while others support the industry’s economic benefits. (Grist)

• An environmental group’s report suggests ratepayers will ultimately benefit if utilities take on the upfront costs of grid upgrades needed for electric vehicle charging. (Canary Media)
• The U.S.’s new electric vehicle incentive rules “creates all kinds of chaos for consumers” who might’ve been considering an EV that’s no longer eligible for tax breaks, an expert says. (New York Times) 

HYDROGEN: At least 20 groups from across the U.S. have submitted applications for a share of $1.25 billion in federal funding to create a series of hydrogen hubs. (S&P Global)

• Georgia, Tennessee and Utah are the latest states to give prosecutors broad new authority to charge people with felonies for disrupting power plants or pipelines. (HuffPost)
• Arguments close in a trial that could determine the fate of the New England Clean Energy Connect power line, which would bring hydropower from Canada to New England but faces opposition from environmentalists and fossil fuel interests alike. (Central Maine)

UTILITIES: Closing arguments in the “ComEd Four” trial are scheduled for Monday as jurors consider large amounts of evidence involving the alleged bribery scheme between top political and former utility officials. (Chicago Sun-Times)

CARBON CAPTURE: Scientists discover a volcanic microbe that absorbs carbon dioxide “astonishingly quickly” and could fuel new carbon capture developments. (Guardian)

COMMENTARY: Community solar development can help to democratize the energy system by battling both inequities and bottlenecks in the currently over-centralized power grid, the head of a community solar advocacy group writes. (Energy News Network)

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