In the news today…
- Washington Post reports that a new iPhone feature is transforming the 118 million devices into a U.S. grid management resource, automatically turning charging on and off as clean electricity supplies peak and fall.
- West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports that U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin cites grid reliability concerns as he requests the U.S. EPA delay its proposed “Good Neighbor Rule” to require a reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.
- Axios reports permitting overhaul efforts have veered left into an unexpected conversation: how to hold mining companies accountable for their environmental and human rights problems.
- E&E Energywire reports Europe needs minerals like lithium for batteries to power its clean energy future. Beijing is decades ahead.
- E&E Energywire reports Volkswagen AG has chosen Canada to build its first battery plant outside Europe in a bid to fast-track an expansion in the key U.S. market.