SOLAR: Data show new California rooftop solar installations have plummeted by up to 85% since regulators slashed net-metering rates in April, potentially wiping out some 17,000 jobs by the end of the year. (Canary Media)


WIND: California officials remain confident in offshore wind’s future in the state even though the industry is experiencing setbacks on the East Coast. (San Diego Union-Tribune)

TRANSMISSION: The federal Bureau of Land Management seeks public input on proposed changes to designated Western energy corridors aimed at expediting clean energy transmission development. (RTO Insider, subscription)

TRANSPORTATION: Colorado transportation officials say proposed passenger rail in the northwestern part of the state could be operational in less than a decade. (CPR)


NUCLEAR: TerraPower and a mining company partner on an effort to restore domestic uranium supply chains and to fuel the Bill Gates-backed firm’s proposed advanced nuclear reactor in Wyoming. (Cowboy State Daily)


CARBON CAPTURE: New Mexico researchers study the feasibility of geologically sequestering captured carbon in the San Juan Basin oil and gas fields in the northwestern part of the state. (Santa Fe New Mexican)

HYDROPOWER: California lawmakers work to expedite wave energy development, but industry analysts say grid-scale implementation is at least a decade away. (CalMatters)

GEOTHERMAL: A western Colorado town begins studying the feasibility of developing a geothermal loop district heating system. (Aspen Times)

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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.