ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Striking UAW members say they’re worried electric vehicles will eliminate their jobs, and express uncertainty that federal government action — from President Biden or a future Republican administration — will help. (E&E News)

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  • The U.S. energy storage industry added 1,680 MW of capacity in the second quarter, marking its biggest quarter on record. (Utility Dive)
  • The federal government awards $325 million to 15 long-duration energy storage projects. (Utility Dive)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Washington, D.C.’s predominantly Black Ivy City neighborhood is among the recipients of a federal grant to build a technical training center where residents can get help accessing environmental justice funds. (Inside Climate News)

POLITICS: A government shutdown won’t imperil much of the Inflation Reduction Act’s implementation, as the climate law received multiyear funding unaffected by the annual federal budget. (E&E News)

CRITICAL MINERALS: Indigenous and environmental advocates worry that a rush to mine so-called green metals — used in electric vehicles, batteries and other clean energy technology — could stress water supplies in the arid West. (NPR)

WIND: California clean energy officials say a recently passed state bill establishing a central power purchaser will kick-start the state’s nascent floating offshore wind industry. (Canary Media)

SOLAR: Advocates say two Wisconsin utilities’ differing plans for compensating rooftop solar customers show the need for state regulators to devise uniform pay structures. (Vxartnews)

UTILITIES: Federal regulators elevate their scrutiny of investment firm J.P. Morgan’s connections to a private equity firm that owns a Texas public utility, gas-fired power plants totaling close to 5 GW and other energy assets. (Utility Dive)

COAL: Indiana utilities over the next 12 years plan to retire as many as 20 coal-fired generation units as they embrace natural gas and renewables. (Herald Bulletin)

HYDROPOWER: The U.S. Energy Department awards $6.8 million to six wave energy research and development projects. (Offshore Energy)

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Kathryn brings her extensive editorial background to the Vxartnews 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.