In the news today…
- Daily Energy Insider reports that for the fifth-straight year, ComEd earns high marks compared to peer utilities for grid reliability and avoiding long-term outages.
- Washington Examiner reports that electric vehicle makers are eyeing ditching China and turning to noncompetitor countries like Indonesia for battery supplies to meet increasing demand without violating provisions of the Democratic climate legislation meant to move supply chains closer to home.
- WFIN reports House Republicans are preparing to pursue an aggressive plan to fight President Biden’s climate agenda through legislation and investigations over administration policymaking when they assume majority control early next year.
- Bloomberg reports Albemarle wants to restart a lithium mine as the building block of the first complete EV battery supply chain in the US.
- E&E Energywire reports ahead of the midterm elections, many Republicans hoped a red wave would put pressure on the Biden administration’s energy agenda and help reverse it.