CLEAN ENERGY: Indigenous tribal nations say a lack of upfront capital and technical expertise is hindering their efforts to tap into billions of dollars of federal clean energy incentives. (Reuters)

ALSO: The U.S. Treasury promises more clarity on federal clean energy tax incentives by year’s end. (Reuters)

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• Fossil fuel interests are gearing up to fight the Biden administration’s revocation of drilling leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, though court watchers say the cancellations are on solid legal ground. (E&E News)
• The Trump administration’s 2017 tax law poses a challenge to Biden’s oil and gas lease cancellation in Alaska, as it requires at least one drilling rights sale to be held there by the end of next year. (The Hill)
• The fate of the Dakota Access pipeline remains unclear after a federal draft environmental study avoids recommending whether it should receive a key easement to keep operating near tribal land. (E&E News)

• International G20 leaders, including the U.S., agree to expand renewable energy deployment and funding for climate disasters but make no movement toward phasing out coal. (Associated Press)
• Undocumented workers who have helped clean up Gulf Coast communities after hurricane damage are reluctant to travel to Florida after Hurricane Idalia because of a new state immigration law. (Miami Herald)
• FEMA designates 483 census tracts as community disaster resilience zones, with a goal of prioritizing these areas for federal assistance. (WHYY)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A lack of working electric vehicle chargers causes problems for U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and her team as they road-trip from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Memphis, Tennessee. (NPR)

• An Indiana resident who was unable to install solar on his own rooftop now works with local nonprofits to secure federal incentives for their projects. (Canary Media)
• Florida installed 2,499 MW of solar-generation capacity in the first half of 2023, outpacing California and Texas and already exceeding the amount it’s ever installed in an entire year. (South Florida Sun Sentinel) 

• Supporters of a battery storage development replacing a fossil-fuel-burning power plant in western Massachusetts say the facility could be used as a model elsewhere. (Energy News Network)
• A northern New York community’s fight against a local battery storage facility despite their persistent power reliability struggle underscores the difficulty of siting such projects because of fire fears. (Wired)

• A top federal appeals court will hear challenges to the Biden administration’s efforts to curb tailpipe emissions this week, paving their way for further deliberation at the Supreme Court. (E&E News)
• Researchers find time-based clean power procurements lead to significant emissions reductions, while procurement based on volume or emissions matching has only small benefits. (Utility Dive)

OFFSHORE WIND: Ørsted buys Eversource Energy’s 50% stake in their co-owned offshore wind lease area near Massachusetts for $625 million. (WindPower Monthly)

BATTERIES: Illinois officials announce that a China-based company plans to build a $2 billion battery manufacturing plant that could create up to 2,600 jobs. (Reuters)

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