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  • The House passed two spending packages totaling $1.4 trillion — bills that are expected to pass the Senate this week. The measures include an extension of a tax credit for biodiesel and renewal of a wind energy tax credit, but tax benefits for solar and electric vehicles are not included. (Bloomberg)
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted the Tennessee Valley Authority an early site permit to allow for the construction of a small modular reactor on the Clinch River near Oak Ridge, Tenn. (WBIR)
  • Lawmakers on the House Natural Resources Committee released legislation that would pause new fossil fuel leasing on federal lands for a minimum of one year and would seek to zero out emissions from extraction on federal lands and waters by 2040. Under the bill, the leasing pause could continue if land management agencies do not reach certain emission reduction targets. (Reuters)

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