CLIMATE: A new academic paper argues that the fossil fuel industry will never voluntarily wind down and that bans and other “restrictive supply-side” policies are necessary to end U.S. oil and gas extraction. (Grist)

ALSO: An Ohio higher education bill could bar instructors from teaching climate science and other “controversial” subjects without also including false or misleading counterpoints. (Vxartnews)


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ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• The U.S. Treasury’s forthcoming guidance on electric vehicle tax credits could scramble incentives for U.S. companies relying on Chinese technology. (E&E News)
• Ford announces it plans to build up to 500,000 next-generation electric pickups a year at its BlueOval City plant in Tennessee, a facility the company says is its “blueprint” for future global production. (Reuters, Memphis Commercial Appeal)
• Ford says its electric vehicle unit, dubbed “Ford Model e,” is expected to lose $2.3 billion this year and should be viewed as a startup. (Associated Press)

POLITICS:
• The Republican-led House fails to override President Biden’s veto of a bill that would’ve overturned an administration rule letting retirement investors consider environmental factors. (The Hill)
• House Republicans’ sweeping energy bill faces delays in finalization as several members look to add amendments, including measures to ban Gulf of Mexico oil drilling and authorize the Mountain Valley Pipeline. (E&E News)

OIL & GAS:
• A federal court determines a Minnesota lawsuit against fossil fuel companies belongs in state court as oil and gas companies looked to move it to a more fossil fuel-favorable federal jurisdiction. (E&E News)
The nation’s first legislative ban on new fossil fuel appliances in most new buildings looks ready to pass in New York next week. (Politico)
A peer-reviewed study finds Black, Latinx and low-income California residents are disproportionately exposed to oil and gas drilling pollution, increasing their risk of developing health problems. (news release)    

HYDROGEN: A Michigan gas plant says it successfully burned a hydrogen-methane mix to generate electricity, resulting in slightly lower carbon emissions than burning gas alone. (Canary Media)

SOLAR: An executive for Meta says solar potential is a primary consideration as the company looks for data center locations. (PV Magazine)

BATTERIES: LG Energy plans to build a $5.6-billion complex in Arizona to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles and energy-storage systems. (Marketwatch)

COAL: After criticism from advocates, the federal Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization program introduces new guidance to ensure community input before projects are approved. (Appalachian Voices)

EFFICIENCY: The Biden administration finalizes stricter efficiency rules for window air conditioners and portable air cleaners. (The Hill)

GRID: Federal regulators approve incentives for the controversial Greenlink Nevada transmission project, dismissing consumer advocates’ arguments that they would raise costs. (Utility Dive)

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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.