In the news today and from the weekend…
- E&E Daily reports a House Natural Resources subcommittee will consider legislation backed by progressive Democrats to overhaul the nation’s mining laws as the administration looks to boost domestic production of minerals critical to the green economy.
- Inside Sources reports President Joe Biden has made two commitments on green energy. One is to dramatically increase the use of green tech like electric vehicles (EVs), windmills and solar power. The other is to build that new tech here in America.
- E&E Greenwire reports a global water crisis — extreme drought, waning water supplies and tightening regulatory oversight — is putting billions of dollars’ worth of assets in the mining, oil and gas, and utility sectors at risk as climate change accelerates, according to a first-of-a-kind analysis.
- Bloomberg and the Washington Post carry an op-ed which argues the future of U.S.-made electric-vehicle batteries might be found in a modest white shed in Tamarack, Minnesota, population 104.
- Reuters reports U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Thursday that the United States was working on a strategy to ensure steady uranium supply and that the country should not be sending any more money to Russia for the nuclear reactor fuel.
- Wall Street Journal reports that energy shortages are growing across the U.S. because electricity supplies aren’t keeping up with demand amid transition to cleaner forms of energy.