OIL & GAS: Major fossil fuel companies say they plan to make big investments in clean energy in the coming years, though critics say they should devote more of their recent record profits to renewables. (E&E News)

OVERSIGHT:
• The Biden administration unveils its latest environmental rulemaking plans, including proposals to reduce power plant carbon emissions, but a conservative Supreme Court majority could threaten implementation. (Bloomberg Government, E&E News)
Six new members of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s board are sworn in, returning the board to a full slate for the first time in years. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

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GRID:
• The U.S. Energy Department has proposed new efficiency standards for grid distribution transformers that could reduce emissions and save consumers about $15 billion over 30 years. (Utility Dive)
• New York will be hard-pressed to meet its new battery storage goals, observers say, given high demand for the necessary materials and other possible hurdles. (Staten Island Advance)

CLIMATE:
• Senate Democrats look to hire staffers with experience investigating fossil fuel influence campaigns as they probe sources of climate misinformation. (E&E News)
• As manufactured and affordable homes face increasing climate risks, residents look to cooperatively buy and operate their communities to fix infrastructure weaknesses. (Prism)
• Massachusetts climate groups warn a clean heat standard state officials are developing could slow decarbonization if it allows too much compliance through hydrogen and renewable natural gas. (Energy News Network)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• A short supply of semiconductor chips will be a major hindrance to electric vehicle production this year, analysts predict. (S&P Global)
A California court rules that minority workers at Tesla’s Fremont factory can seek an injunction requiring the company to acknowledge discrimination and take action to end it. (San Francisco Chronicle)  
• Hyundai Motor America’s CEO says construction of its electric vehicles factory in Georgia is on track to begin production in 2025. (Coastal Courier)

PIPELINES: Michigan advocates say the recent Keystone pipeline spill is a cautionary tale for Line 5 that even relatively new pipelines can fail. (WSJM)

COAL: Northern New Mexico communities struggle in the wake of the San Juan coal plant’s closure as supply chain constraints and legal disputes delay planned solar facilities and energy transition funds. (NPR)

POLITICS:
• As they struggle to elect a House speaker, Republicans hope proposals to boost fossil fuel production on federal lands can reunite their party. (E&E News)
• Most House members holding out on voting for Rep. Kevin McCarthy as speaker are staunchly opposed to climate action. (E&E News)

COMMENTARY:
• Heat pumps are an expensive but necessary replacement for fossil fuel heating, and government incentives can help lower their cost, an opinion editor writes. (Washington Post)
• Two professors outline where sustainability jobs are growing the fastest, and where to find training to join the field. (Conversation)

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