CLEAN ENERGY: The White House announces a net-zero initiative that will pour federal funding into research and development of clean fuels, building efficiency, and other “game-changing” clean energy technologies. (E&E News)

ALSO: Developers brought 3.4 GW of new clean energy capacity online in the last quarter, the smallest total in at least three years. (Utility Dive)

• Researchers predict solar panels will last longer than previously thought, meaning recycling and disposal could be a less immediate problem than a previous study suggested. (Inside Climate News)
• The median income of households that installed solar in 2021 was $110,000, down from a decade earlier but still far above the national median income of $63,000. (Utility Dive)

• A year after countries agreed to phase down new coal, gas, and oil development, the fossil fuel industry is seeing a global resurgence. (Washington Post)
• Federal funds currently earmarked for plugging some of Pennsylvania’s abandoned wells will be wasted unless drillers are held accountable for and forced to plug up wells, experts warn. (E&E News)

ELECTRIFICATION: A collective of companies including Airbnb and Lyft partner with electrification nonprofit Rewiring America to promote Inflation Reduction Act electrification and efficiency incentives to their customers. (Canary Media)

The United Nations’ annual global climate conference kicks off Sunday, with financing of fossil fuels and clean energy, climate reparations, and countries’ failure to update their emissions goals set to be among the most-discussed topics. (E&E News)
Boston likely can’t meet its 2030 or 2050 climate goals unless “more systemic changes” are implemented, according to a new Northeastern University report. (GBH, NBC Boston)

• Sen. Joe Manchin looks to get his stymied energy permitting reform bill included in a must-pass defense spending package. (E&E News)
• Voters in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin could disrupt those states’ long-term decarbonization plans next week by ousting incumbent Democratic governors. (Grist)

• The North American Electric Reliability Corp. releases a roadmap of steps needed to add tens of thousands of megawatts of distributed energy resources to the power system through 2031. (Utility Dive)
Detroit-based DTE Energy files plans to invest $9 billion over the next decade to “drastically transform” its generation mix, including retiring its largest coal plant 12 years earlier than previously planned. (Planet Detroit)

HYDROGEN: A New York asset manager proposes converting a defunct coal plant in New Mexico to run on blue hydrogen produced onsite and capturing the carbon for tax credits. (New York Times)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: EV maker Arrival receives a warning from Nasdaq that its stock price is too low and may eventually get delisted. (TechCrunch)

NUCLEAR: The operator of a uranium mill in southeast Utah defends itself against the neighboring Ute Mountain Ute Tribe’s protests, saying there’s “no safer place” to store radioactive waste. (CPR)

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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.