Good Monday morning!
In the news today and from the weekend…
- Canary Media asks, why aren’t Texans paid to help prevent blackouts during heat waves? As the state endures another bout of extreme heat, experts lament its lack of incentives to recruit residents to help ease demand on the stressed grid.
- Ironton Tribune reports that Ohio received a $14.2 million federal grant to modernize the state’s electric grid and reduce the effects of severe weather.
- E&E Greenwire reports BLM approved a NASA request to shield land in Railroad Valley from mining to ensure it can be used for satellite calibration.
- Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. is playing catch-up in battery supply chains dominated by China.
- Argus reports Republican and Democratic negotiators still see a chance for passing legislation later this year to revise the permitting process for electric transmission lines and pipelines.
- Reuters reports that the group of 20 members did not reach a consensus for phasing down fossil fuel use after some unnamed producer nations objected to the proposal. The G20 members, which account for more than three-quarters of global emissions, issued an outcome statement and a chair summary instead of an expected joint communique following a four-day meeting in India.