HYDROGEN: As the Biden administration prepares guidance for hydrogen production incentives, it faces skepticism from clean energy advocates and some progressive Democrats who don’t think “blue” hydrogen produced with natural gas should count as a climate solution. (E&E News)


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CLIMATE: Early analyses show last month was the hottest September ever observed, exceeding the previous record by almost a full degree Fahrenheit. (Washington Post)



  • Massachusetts officials propose policy solutions to address a bureaucratic backlog that municipal leaders and clean energy advocates say is bogging down community choice aggregation — one of the state’s top drivers of clean electricity purchases. (Energy News Network)
  • San Jose, California, votes to form a city-owned electric utility to explore the concept of creating a municipal power provider and breaking free from Pacific Gas & Electric. (San Jose Spotlight)



  • Young people of color are fighting a coal terminal that blows coal dust around their south Baltimore neighborhood, building on the success of earlier peers who stopped a waste incinerator from being constructed. (NPR)
  • Residents in a southern Illinois community next to a large coal plant and mine grapple with a future without the industry that contributed to local prosperity. (Grist)


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STORAGE: California’s grid operator tops a list of power markets that show the greatest potential for energy storage development, followed by Texas’s ERCOT and New York’s NYISO. (Utility Dive)

PUBLIC LANDS: The federal Bureau of Land Management considers banning industrial-scale clean energy and fossil fuel development on nearly 2.5 million acres in southern Wyoming. (WyoFile)

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