ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The rise of electric vehicles will turn frequent, five-minute gas station stops into thirty-minute experiences saved for road trips, driving a likely transformation of gas stations and their industry. (E&E News)

ALSO:
• U.S. automakers and advanced manufacturers are developing electric vehicle battery plants at a breakneck pace with a seven-fold increase in lithium-ion battery capacity planned by 2030. (Inside Climate News)
• Using $27 million in federal funding, airports around the country are buying zero-emission buses and building charging infrastructure to transport passengers. (Canary Media)
• An Oregon nonprofit launches an agriculture-equipment “rideshare” program allowing farmers to try out electric tractors for several months. (Daily Yonder)
• BP and Hertz further detail their plans to build electric vehicle charging hubs around the U.S., saying the first installation will be near Los Angeles International Airport. (Utility Dive)
• A tribal leader in Minnesota says plans for a nickel and copper mine that would supply materials for electric vehicle batteries would “devastate the land.” (CBS News)

EQUITY:
• Clean energy supply chain delays are hitting disadvantaged communities the hardest as they make renewables and electrification projects prohibitively expensive, advocates and utility officials say. (Utility Dive)
• A foundation-supported initiative funds organizations aimed at helping residents of overburdened communities electrify their homes. (Utility Dive)

UTILITIES:
• Utility executives tell investors that tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act will reduce the cost of clean energy projects, hold down rates and lead to even greater investments. (E&E News)
• At least ten states require utility regulators to consider equity in utility ratemaking and investment decisions. (Utility Dive)
• Southern Company reduces its cost estimate for Georgia Power’s share of the Vogtle nuclear plant by $70 million, though the project still remains billions of dollars over budget. (Reuters)

POLITICS: U.S. climate envoy John Kerry is reportedly considering leaving his job after next month’s COP27’s climate conference, seeking a climate-related role in the private sector. (Axios)

OIL & GAS: Environmental and Indigenous groups sue the Biden administration for upholding Trump-era oil and gas leases on 45,000 acres of federal land in the Greater Chaco Region in northwest New Mexico. (Associated Press)

SOLAR: First Solar plans a $270 million research and development center outside of Toledo, Ohio, that would create 200 jobs near its existing manufacturing plant. (Toledo Blade)

NUCLEAR: PacifiCorp and TerraPower consider deploying five advanced nuclear reactors at retired coal plants in Wyoming in Utah in addition to the facility planned for Wyoming. (Salt Lake Tribune)

OFFSHORE WIND: Salem, Massachusetts, receives nearly $34 million in federal funds to transform its disused, coal-heavy waterfront into an offshore wind port. (Boston Globe)

GRID: A new federal program could help establish microgrids in rural West Virginia communities that have struggled with reliability issues. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

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