Daytime electric vehicle charging could be the cleanest by 2035

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A study suggests that by 2035, the best time to charge electric vehicles could be during the day to capitalize on an expected increase in solar energy coming onto the grid. (E&E News)

CLEAN ENERGY:
• The path to 90% clean electricity is relatively clear, but a new research paper examines options for clean up the last 10%. (Inside Climate News)
• The Inflation Reduction Act provides for a $9.7 billion “down payment” to help rural electric co-ops tied to debt and fossil fuels transition to clean energy. (Daily there)

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POLITICS:
• Democrats suggest changes to Senator Joe Manchin’s energy permit reform programincluding accelerating offshore wind projects, while Republicans reject federal transportation reforms. (E&E News)
• Senator Joe Manchin garners at least one Republican vote for its licensing reform billeven though many Republicans say they will vote against to deny Manchin a victory. (West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WRKN)
• Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia opposes provision to force completion of Mountain Valley pipeline in the Permissions Reform Bill, saying “it could open the door to serious abuse and even corruption”. (Virginia Mercury)
• Democratic House members are pushing a Green New Deals for cities, which would bypass conservative state legislatures in distributing funds for environmental depollution and decarbonization directly to municipalities. (Nation)

CLIMATE: Biden officials reportedly considered ousting of World Bank President David Malpass because of its poor climate record; Malpass said he was “not a denier” after being criticized for not acknowledging the contributions of fossil fuels to global warming. (Axios)

WIND:
• Avangrid will delay the construction of two wind projects off Massachusetts for a year, citing supply shortages and forecasting modest price increases. (Boston Globe)
• American taxpayers recently received a a much higher return on investment offshore wind lease sales than oil and gas leases, according to analysis by a nonpartisan think tank. (Grist)

ELECTRIFICATION:
• California regulators approve a ban on the sale of residential and commercial natural gas heaters by 2030. (San Francisco Chronicle)
• California’s high electricity rates disproportionately affect low-income households and could harm transportation and building electrification effortssay the researchers. (Utility Diving)

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EMISSIONS: An environmental data company announces that it has used satellites to detect the smallest offshore methane emission ever seen from space on an oil and gas platform off the coast of Louisiana, raising the possibility of much stricter emissions tracking. (NOLA.com)

EQUITY: University of Michigan researchers deploy a first of its kind standardized interactive mapping tool to help low-income and BIPOC communities transition to clean energy. (Center)

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