OIL & GAS: Group of Seven world leaders, including President Biden, agree to support public natural gas investments in the face of fuel shortages, reversing their earlier pledge to halt fossil fuel funding. (E&E News)

ALSO: G-7 leaders also say they’ll explore capping the price of Russian oil imports. (Associated Press) 

GRID: Utilities, utility commissions and Republican state attorneys general challenge the EPA’s proposal to tighten regional ozone transport rules, saying it will speed fossil fuel plant retirements and threaten reliability. (Utility Dive)

SOLAR:
• Top rooftop solar installer Sunrun announces it has installed 5 GW of capacity for 700,000 customers over its 15 years in business. (Canary Media)
• A new Louisiana law aims to avoid “orphan” solar projects by requiring decommissioning plans for large facilities, but critics say a carve-out for utilities unfairly targets independent companies. (Louisiana Illuminator)
• Clean energy advocates say the future of rooftop solar installations in Indiana is now unclear as the state’s net metering program expires on July 1. (Indianapolis Star)

COAL:
New Mexico environmental advocates say a plan to install carbon capture equipment on a coal power plant to keep it running beyond its planned closure later this year is a costly and unrealistic distraction from just transition efforts. (Energy News Network)
A planned $900 million carbon capture and storage project in central Pennsylvania lands its first outside investor. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

CLIMATE:
• Environmental lawyers gird themselves for a looming Supreme Court opinion that will likely strip the U.S. EPA’s power to regulate power plant emissions. (E&E News, Reuters)
• Climate change is exacerbating the risk of heat-related workplace injuries and deaths, but the U.S.’s occupational safety watchdog has failed to craft rules to address it, a consumer advocacy group says. (Grist)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Rhode Island’s new electric vehicle adoption incentive program kicks off in a week; up to $2,500 will be available for those who buy or lease battery or fuel-cell vehicles. (WPRI)
• North Carolina researchers develop a computer model to identify where electric vehicle drivers need to recharge and direct them to places with chargers and enough electricity to handle demand. (Raleigh News & Observer)

BIOMASS: The timber industry claims its products help sequester carbon and wood energy companies call themselves a clean fuel, gaining some support from green groups but contention from climate and forest scientists. (Grist)

NUCLEAR: Pacific Gas & Electric asks the U.S. Energy Department for more time to apply for federal funds that could extend the life of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant beyond its planned 2025 retirement. (Reuters)

COMMENTARY: As energy policy becomes more mainstream amid the climate crisis, the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission should encourage public participation and take affected communities’ input into account, a law and energy policy professor and a policy analyst write. (Revelator)

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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.