ELECTRIFICATION: While heat pumps are gaining popularity as a clean, efficient HVAC solution, cost concerns and the work involved in electrifying homes and buildings remain a barrier. (Utility Dive)


POLITICS: Democratic senators look to find common ground with Republicans who’ve introduced a bill to levy fees on imports from countries with high carbon emissions. (E&E News)


  • The Biden administration postpones an oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico amid a legal fight over protections for an endangered whale. (Associated Press)
  • Wyoming oil and gas producers urge regulators to reject Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed 30% rate hike, saying it would wipe out their profit margins. (WyoFile)

SOLAR: The U.S. Energy Department will spend $440 million to install solar panels in Puerto Rico, an investment it says will lower energy costs for as many as 40,000 families. (The Hill)


  • Climate and clean energy advocates in New Hampshire say a pending proposal to define nuclear power as clean energy could undercut solar and wind power in the state. (Energy News Network)
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to sign a series of bills lawmakers have now mostly passed to ramp up renewable energy targets and move wind and solar permitting decisions to state regulators. (Bridge)


WORKFORCE: Amazon, PepsiCo, and other major companies launch a “Clean Energy Procurement Academy” that aims to give companies in their supply chains the technical skills needed to transition to clean energy. (Utility Dive)


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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.