UTILITIES: After years of lobbying to save their fossil fuel assets, the increasingly positive economics of clean energy, coupled with federal climate incentives, are leading U.S. utilities to embrace renewables. (New York Times)

WIND: National laboratory researchers are testing “deployable wind” turbines that fit in 20-foot shipping containers, letting them be quickly sent to and assembled at disaster areas. (Utility Dive)

EMISSIONS: Everyday products made from captured greenhouses gases are reaching commercial viability, even though they’re typically more expensive than petroleum-based alternatives. (Wall Street Journal)

OIL & GAS:
• The U.S. Interior Department proposes new rules to tighten gas flaring limits and mandate energy companies upgrade their methane leak detection equipment. (Associated Press)
The federal government is set to auction 958,000 acres of oil and gas leases next month in the Cook Inlet in Alaska after canceling a similar sale in May due to lack of industry interest. (Bloomberg)

POLITICS: With a divided Congress unlikely to pass major climate legislation next year, environmental advocates say they’ll focus on pressuring President Biden to enact executive actions. (The Hill)

PIPELINES: Dozens of environmental, public health and tribal groups ask federal regulators to delay action on carbon pipeline permits and halt construction as new safety guidelines are established. (Des Moines Register)

HYDROGEN: U.S. gas utilities say new federal tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act will spur the development of hydrogen that can be deployed through distribution systems. (S&P Global)

CLIMATE:
• The World Meteorological Organization says climate change is distorting global rain patterns, driving droughts and floods, while warming temperatures are melting glaciers. (Bloomberg, subscription)
• In Massachusetts, a climate tech incubator and an environmental justice group partner to boost climate change-fighting startups led by people of color. (Energy News Network)
• A Marine Corps base on the hurricane-prone South Carolina coast becomes a model for other military bases dealing with climate change. (NPR)

GRID: A national laboratory says blockchain technology can be used to more quickly identify power grid security risks and patch them. (Utility Dive)

COAL:
• U.S. lawmakers hope to avert a looming national railroad workers’ strike that could halt coal shipments out of the Powder River Basin. (New York Times)
• A report finds every coal-fired power plant owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority in Tennessee is leaking dangerous levels of unsafe contaminants. (Tennessee Lookout)

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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.