Today we remember those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor 79 years ago. RIP.
In the news today and from the weekend…
- National Journal reports the Trump administration is prepping approval of a mine that could play a key role in the clean-energy future. But President-elect Biden will have to make the final decision.
- Reuters reports Lithium Americas Corp said on Friday the U.S. government has published the final environmental report for its Nevada lithium project, with full federal permitting expected by early 2021.
Minerals and Metals:
- The Wall Street Journal reports investors are piling into wagers on industrial metals like copper and nickel, betting that coronavirus vaccines and stimulus programs will drive a boom in manufacturing activity as part of a global economic resurgence.
- S&P Global and E&E News PM report two more U.S. coal mining companies have filed for bankruptcy as producers across the country struggle to sell coal into the troubled thermal coal market.
- Argus reports US thermal coal exports fell to their second-lowest level in four years in October despite improving fundamentals in the market.
- Politico Pro reports building experts are increasingly sounding the alarm about the challenges of improving ventilation indoors to reduce the risks of coronavirus spread while maintaining energy efficiency.
- E&E Energywire reports researchers are considering nuclear microreactors for charging electric trucks at rest stops which lack charging stations.
- E&E Greenwire reports EPA sent its National Environmental Policy Act rules to the White House regulatory review shop — the latest indication the Trump administration is trying to shore up regulatory changes before leaving office.