In the news today…
- Forbes reports the world has yet to even meet the peak of demand for the least environmentally friendly fuel of all, coal.
- Grand Forks Herald reports North Dakota’s budding roster of carbon capture projects aim to scrub the emissions of the state’s coal and ethanol industries, and even achieve carbon negative oil production.
- Politico Pro reports the Senate infrastructure bill offers billions of dollars to develop carbon capture and hydrogen projects, giving a boost to technologies that oil and gas industry has said were needed to reduce their emissions that contribute to climate change.
- Argus reports US Senators are moving forward with plans to extend mine reclamation fees and expand funding carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) projects, including pipelines to transport captured CO2.
- Politico Pro reports carbon capture advocates are urging lawmakers to continue approving policies that would help the technology prosper as Congress pushes forward on massive infrastructure spending.
- Canary Media reports shortages of key materials and high shipping costs may soon affect U.S. solar projects.
- Reuters and Mining.com report Piedmont Lithium Inc said on Monday it will delay first shipments of lithium chemicals to electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc and that it does not have a definitive date for when deliveries could begin.