In the news today…
- Topeka Capital-Journal reports Kansas regulators are divided over whether to support more interstate transmission lines in an effort to prevent future scenarios seen during a cold weather snap in February 2021.
- Utility Dive reports a federal appeals court dismisses a third-party developer’s lawsuit seeking more competition in the construction of transmission lines in grid operator MISO’s territory.
- E&E Greenwire reports the Biden administration is looking at funding Canadian mining and metals companies, as the new climate law sends U.S. automakers scrambling to find new sources of raw materials for electric vehicles.
- Washington Examiner reports lithium prices in China are flirting with records now that authorities in the Sichuan province have extended industrial power cuts in the region due to excessive heat, spotlighting again the bumpy road that manufacturers across the globe face as they try to meet ballooning demand for green tech.
- Argus reports coal exports out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, reached their highest level in more than three years in July, driven by strong international demand for US steam and metallurgical coals amid a global shortage of supply.