In the news today…
- Detroit News reports that the CEO of Detroit-based DTE Energy details the utility’s five-year, $9 billion plan to build a “grid of the future” to prevent extended outages that were experienced last year.
- Politico reports that House Republicans are working on a debt-ceiling deal that would include changes to the National Environmental Policy Act to speed up the buildout of fossil fuel and clean energy projects but would leave Democratic priorities like granting the federal government a bigger role in interstate power transmission line approvals up for discussion at a later date, according to a GOP House leadership aide familiar with the negotiations.
- Wall Street Journal reports a scarcity of EV battery materials pushes car companies and miners to work closer together; for both, there is a learning curve.
- E&E News PM reports the Biden administration on Tuesday waded into a legal fight in the mining sector by offering guidance tied to the storage of mining waste — an issue that’s delayed or derailed projects and attracted bipartisan attention on Capitol Hill.
- Washington Post reports the Biden administration says it has completed a court-ordered review that should ensure construction continues at a Nevada lithium mine, despite legal challenges brought by conservationists and tribal leaders.
- New York Times reports on China’s control over materials necessary for EVs.
- E&E Climatewire reports EPA strengthened its climate rule on power plants after White House officials pressed the agency to expand the proposal before it was released last week.
- E&E Climatewire reports it’s last year’s climate law — not this year’s carbon rules — that will end U.S. power generation as it exists today.