In the news today and from the weekend…
- Utility Dive reports that the Biden administration’s order shoring up grid security falls short because it fails to prepare for operations technology attacks.
- Mining.com reports from burning natural gas to heat our homes to the petroleum-based materials found in everyday products like pharmaceuticals and plastics, we all consume fossil fuels in one form or another.
- E&E Greenwire reports the Bureau of Land Management released a draft environmental impact statement today that could help clear the way for the first open-pit vanadium mine in the United States.
- Utility Dive reports the IRP decision comes a week after the Georgia Supreme Court denied a petition from the Sierra Club to review the PSC’s 2019 decision to allow the utility to charge their customers for coal ash pond closure costs.
- E&E Daily reports the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing this week on the latest developments for carbon capture, sequestration and utilization technologies.
- The Associated Press reports Hyundai Motor Group is set to receive $1.8 million in tax breaks and other incentives from the state of Georgia and local governments in exchange for the company’s investment of $5.5 billion to build its first electric vehicle plant in the United States near Savannah, according to an agreement signed Friday. Construction on the plant, which will also produce vehicle batteries, is expected to begin next year with a goal to produce 300,000 EVs annually starting in 2025.