Economy & Business

"The World’s Moving Closer To Deep-Sea Mining. There Are No Rules."

"With a Canadian company preparing a bid to mine the Pacific Ocean for minerals needed for electric vehicle batteries, an international oversight agency is meeting in Jamaica this month to come up with permitting rules."

Source: E&E News, 07/24/2023

New Biden Rule Would Make Companies Pay More To Drill On Public Lands

The Interior Department proposed a rule that would significantly increase how much energy companies must pay to lease and drill on federal lands. It would also give the Bureau of Land Management greater authority to keep fossil fuel development away from sensitive ecosystems and cultural sites.

Source: HuffPost, 07/21/2023

"U.S. Truckmakers Reach Deal To Phase Out Polluting Diesel Big Rigs"

"Some of the largest manufacturers of heavy trucks and engines in the country have agreed to accept a California plan to ban sales of new diesel big rigs by 2036 under a deal aimed in part at thwarting potential litigation and maintaining a single national standard for truck pollution rules."

Source: Washington Post, 07/10/2023

"Global Shipping Industry Faces Head Winds Over Going Green"

"In a clubby mid-rise on the River Thames, its lobby filled with models of container ships and oil tankers, a rather obscure United Nations group is gathering this week to make a momentous decision that will influence whether the world can meet its promise to limit perilous global warming."

Source: Washington Post, 07/06/2023

Grid Operator Must Connect Backlogged Clean Energy Projects: Report

"Virginia, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana have the most to gain in jobs and new investment if PJM, the country’s largest grid operator, can fix some of the problems now leading to long delays in clean energy projects, a new report says."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/06/2023


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