In the news today…
- Utility Dive report that a consulting firm defends its analysis of Texas’ electric grid against criticism that its weather data did not include the 2021 winter storm that devastated the state’s grid.
- The Washington Free Beacon reports President Joe Biden pledged on the campaign trail to support domestic mining projects to power a green energy revolution. Two years later, the Democrat is killing those projects as he works to fund foreign mines instead.
- The Washington Post reports a Nevada wildflower was declared endangered at the only place it’s known to exist — on a high-desert ridge where a lithium mine is planned to help meet growing demand for electric car batteries, U.S. wildlife officials announced Wednesday.
- E&E Greenwire reports the Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday announced it will protect the Tiehm’s buckwheat plant as an endangered species, putting a wrinkle into plans for a big lithium mine in Nevada.