ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Wyoming lawmakers propose a tax that would more than double the price of electricity used to charge electric vehicles, saying the increased fee would be similar to current gasoline taxes. (Casper Star-Tribune)

Wyoming transportation officials turn down federal electric vehicle charger funds rather than meet a condition that stations be installed every 50 highway miles. (E&E News)
Denver offers another batch of vouchers in the latest round of its popular electric bike rebate program. (Denver7)
Electric bike batteries catch fire in a Colorado garage, causing $250,000 worth of damage. (CBS Colorado)

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• California lawmakers introduce bills that would require companies to disclose greenhouse gas emissions, ban public pension funds from investing in fossil fuels and create a group to analyze corporations’ climate risks. (Associated Press)
A Colorado county adopts a clean energy action plan aimed at reducing energy consumption and emissions from electricity generation and encouraging electric vehicle adoption. (Aspen Daily News)
• One of California’s most coal-dependent cities declares a climate emergency and adopts a goal of 100% carbon-free power by the end of the year. (ColoradoBoulevard.net) 

One of New Mexico’s three utility regulators recuses himself from decisions involving a proposed merger between Avangrid and the state’s largest utility, citing previous testimony on a related matter. (Associated Press)
Montana lawmakers consider redrawing utility regulatory commission districts to comply with a judge’s order. (Missoulian) 

New Mexico regulators investigate a methane cloud that appears to be spewing from an oil and gas facility in the Permian Basin after a satellite detected it. (Bloomberg)
Colorado gasoline prices increase faster than in neighboring states after the state’s only oil refinery temporarily shut down for repairs. (CPR)
Environmental groups call the Biden administration’s imminent decision on ConocoPhillips’ proposed Willow oil and gas drilling project in Alaska a climate action “bellwether.” (Bloomberg)

TRANSITION: New Mexico advocates call on state lawmakers to establish a $10 million fund to provide training and other aid to oil, gas and coal workers affected by the energy transition. (Albuquerque Journal)

COAL: Wyoming receives nearly $10 million in federal funds to clean up long-abandoned coal mines. (Casper Star-Tribune)

SOLAR: Wyoming’s Senate approves a bill that would repeal mandatory retail-rate net metering payments for rooftop solar generation. (Casper Star-Tribune)

WIND: A developer proposes building the nation’s largest offshore wind turbine assembly facility at the Port of Long Beach in California. (OffshoreWind.biz)

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BIOFUELS: Hawaii’s Supreme Court begins hearing arguments as a bioenergy company looks to vacate regulators’ decision blocking power sales from the company’s facility. (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)

• The Biden administration loans Western electricity cooperatives $185 million to modernize power infrastructure and increase grid security. (news release)
• A substation malfunction in southern California leaves more than 36,000 households without power. (Patch)
A remote Alaska village school’s power plant catches on fire, leaving the facility and part of the community without electricity. (KTOO)

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Jonathan hails from southwestern Colorado and has been writing about the land, cultures, and communities of the Western United States for more than two decades. He compiles the Western Energy News digest. He is the author of three books, a contributing editor at High Country News, and the editor of the Land Desk, an e-newsletter that provides coverage and context on issues critical to the West.