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Amy Harder scoops . . .
America's clean-energy crowd is looking to shed its climate reputation and appeal more to a Republican-controlled Washington.
An unusually broad and diverse coalition of 10 clean-energy associations are organizing a lobbying and advertising push next month to highlight how the industry is creating jobs and providing reliable electricity, with less focus on the sector's role combating climate change.
Go deeper: Amy breaks down their efforts in the Axios stream.
Power deal: The private equity firm Energy Capital Partners is leading an investor consortium that's buying the big power producer Calpine Corp. for $5.6 billion, the companies announced early Friday.
Calpine said it will remain headquartered in Houston and that the current management team is expected to remain in place.
New forecast: Citi has lowered its forecast ceiling for crude oil prices over the next five years to $60 a barrel, a $5 drop.
Contrarian take: Don't count Citi among the experts (including the International Energy Agency and Saudi officials) who warn that industry spending on new supply projects since the 2014 price collapse has been low enough to risk a supply crunch in a few years.
(Thanks to my Axios colleague Steve LeVine for lending his insight here)
Following up: On Monday I looked at how West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's push for a federal subsidy for power companies that burn Appalachian coal would need congressional sign off, despite his office's assertion to the contrary.
Flash forward a few days, and we have fresh evidence of how why Congress is highly unlikely to endorse the plan that Justice said Trump is interested in.
In a letter to Trump this week, the all-GOP delegation from Wyoming, the country's largest coal producing state, declares "strong concern and objection to proposals now being made that would advantage eastern Appalachian coal at the expense of our Wyoming Powder River Basin coal."
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported yesterday that the January-July stretch was 1.62 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 56.9 degrees, putting the year on pace to be the second-warmest behind 2016 in records that data back to the late 1800s.
Caution on Tesla: A new Harvard Business Review piece takes a rather skeptical view of the Silicon Valley electric vehicle company, arguing it's an innovative but not disruptive force like Apple's iPhone or Netflix. Not yet anyway.
Speaking of EVs: Hyundai is moving more aggressively into the electric car market with a number of new offerings planned. Via Reuters:
EPA: The agency said yesterday that it's revisiting a 2016 rule that set greenhouse gas and efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks in model years 2021-2017.
Polling: The latest Quinnipiac University survey finds that 61 percent of voters disapprove of Trump's handling of the environment, while 33 percent approve. Trump's approval/disapproval rating on the environment has remained pretty steady for months in their polling.