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The latest news in energy and environmental politics & policy -- must-know stories and candid insights from POLITICO’s ten-person energy team and journalists across our newsroom. All in just five minutes each morning.

    The supply chain risks to Florida’s power restoration efforts

    The supply chain risks to Florida’s power restoration efforts

    The wreckage caused by Hurricane Ian is poised to leave millions of Floridians without power, possibly for weeks. As utilities look to restore power and repair critical infrastructure, they also face a supply-chain crunch that threatens resiliency after climate disasters. POLITICO’s Catherine Morehouse breaks down the state of Florida’s power system and how supply chain issues are impacting efforts to restore power. Plus, a new study finds that oil and gas producers are emitting more methane than previously thought because of flawed flaring.

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    Why Manchin's fight to overhaul energy permitting isn't over

    Why Manchin's fight to overhaul energy permitting isn't over

    Earlier this week, Sen. Joe Manchin conceded defeat on his push to combine his energy permitting package with a short-term government funding bill. Though the bill might have died before it reached the Senate floor, some lawmakers and clean energy advocates are hopeful a compromise can be revived. POLITICO’s Josh Siegel and Kelsey Tamborrino discuss why Manchin backed off on his top priority and the remaining obstacles any future legislation faces. Plus, President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned oil companies against increasing gasoline prices as Hurricane Ian makes landfall in the United States.

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    Why Tampa Bay is in the climate danger zone

    Why Tampa Bay is in the climate danger zone

    As Hurricane Ian spins toward Tampa Bay, the Gulf Coast may serve as a warning about expansive development in areas at risk for climate-fueled destruction. POLITICO’s Zack Colman breaks down why Tampa Bay is uniquely at risk of major destruction from Hurricane Ian and how the costs of climate disasters are accelerating. Plus, Senator Joe Manchin pulled his energy permitting legislation from a government spending bill on Tuesday after it looked like the measure wouldn’t pass.

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    Biden team urges clean energy sector to get to work

    Biden team urges clean energy sector to get to work

    Last week, several Biden administration officials traveled to a major clean energy conference to deliver a message to industry executives and international energy leaders: start using the money from the Inflation Reduction Act and help the White House deliver on its international climate commitments. POLITICO’s Kelsey Tamborrino breaks down that message, the questions that remain about the legislation and how the White House views its international climate standing. Plus, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is urging Senate Republicans to vote no on advancing Sen. Joe Manchin’s permitting reform legislation as part of a government funding package.

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    What Manchin’s permitting bill means for FERC

    What Manchin’s permitting bill means for FERC

    Sen. Joe Manchin's permitting bill unveiled last week significantly expands the powers of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, whose chairman he’s criticized in the past. POLITICO’s Catherine Morehouse breaks down how the bill elevates FERC’s authority while also helping Manchin’s own goals. Plus, the World Bank president says he will not resign after apologizing for his remarks on climate science.

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    Is asking customers to conserve power a long-term solution during heat waves?

    Is asking customers to conserve power a long-term solution during heat waves?

    When heat waves hit California this month, grid operators asked customers to conserve power. And that strategy worked to prevent major blackouts. But experts say that solution is not sustainable in the long run. POLITICO’s Catherine Morehouse breaks down the crucial questions facing grid operators on the demand side and how it could impact customers. Plus,

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