Good Monday Morning!!
In the news today and from the weekend…
- E&E Daily reports the House Natural Resources Committee will vote this week on whether to support a Republican-led effort to investigate the Biden administration’s handling of one of the country’s most controversial mining projects.
- NPR reports as world leaders meet for another climate summit in Egypt, the U.S. is pushing to mine more lithium for electric vehicle batteries at home. EVs will help cut pollution from transportation, the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. But there’s a tradeoff, as residents have learned near Charlotte, where a big open-pit mine is proposed.
- Reuters reports sceptics fear an American plan to use voluntary carbon markets to accelerate the energy transition in poor countries could amount to greenwashing. But if it is done in the right way it could help developing markets close down one of the world’s biggest carbon emitters: coal power plants.