CLEAN ENERGY: The federal government is looking for carbon-free electricity to power defense and other government facilities in what could be one of the administration’s biggest clean energy procurements. (Axios)

ALSO: The World Resources Institute says the 2024 presidential election will perhaps be the biggest driver of the U.S. clean energy sector’s near-term future. (Utility Dive)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:

OIL & GAS: California regulators propose to stop issuing new permits for hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas well stimulation treatments in a move that would eventually phase out fracking statewide. (Courthouse News)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE:

CARBON CAPTURE: Efforts to pay farmers for sequestering carbon in their soil are hampered by questions over just how much carbon dirt can store. (Grist)

OVERSIGHT: President Biden officially makes Willie Phillips the chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, while FERC member Allison Clements says she won’t return when her current term expires. (The Hill, Politico)

TRANSPORTATION:

NUCLEAR: Federal money could boost efforts by Michigan and other states to restart or keep aging nuclear power plants operating as a source of carbon-free electricity. (Stateline)

GRID: Western utilities consider competing options for establishing a regional transmission organization. (E&E News)

SOLAR:

COMMENTARY: The Biden administration’s pause on new LNG export approvals won’t stop a massive buildout already in progress, an energy professor writes. (The Conversation)

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