Put ‘em up | Dirty Word | Lithium
Happy summer Friday afternoon.
Just a quick recap for today. Basically the big news was all about the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and what that means for other pipeline projects both now and in the future. Both the New York Times and Greentech Media questioned whether this is the end of new pipelines. The New York Times went further to suggest the next energy battle is between renewables and natural gas.
Bruce Mohl at Commonwealth Magazine tells us that in Maine “Mass.” becomes a dirty word in the referendum fight over the New England Clean Energy Connect project. He notes, “The referendum battle is in some ways the dark underbelly of a push for clean energy in Massachusetts.”
While this next story isn’t about a new technology it is about a new find. From NECN, “Is a Proposed Lithium Mine in Nevada the Future of Renewable Energy? Northern Nevada could soon explode into America’s ‘Lithium Valley,’ playing an even more critical role in our country’s future than Silicon Valley did with technology. Tesla built the highest-volume battery plant in the world outside Reno, but it has to import the lithium it uses from as far away as Western Australia or South America. That could soon change with a discovery that’s just a couple hours north of Tesla’s Gigafactory. A Canadian mining company identified what is one of the world’s largest lithium deposits inside the footprint of an ancient volcano.”
That’s the recap for this week. Have a great weekend and as always, stay safe.
The World Can’t Take Much More Shale Gas, Wall St. Journal
Dominion Sells Gas Business and Cancels Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Greentech Media
Is This the End of New Pipelines,? New York Times
Beginning of the End for New Oil and Gas Pipelines?, (audio) Greentech Media
The Next Energy Battle: Renewables vs. Natural Gas, New York Times
Humid Heat Extremes on the Rise, Climate Central
Major COVID-related emissions drop still ‘no cause for cheer,’ Houston Chronicle
Tough Questions for Massachusetts in Weighing Solar Development Against Land Conservation, GTM2 (subscriber content)
Sunrun to Acquire Vivint Solar, Creating Home Solar Giant, Greentech Media
Pilgrim Watch Releases Handbook on Nuclear Decommissioning, Wicked Local Kingston
General Atomics to deliver radiation monitoring systems to Millstone 3, Nuclear Engineering Intl.
Mass. becomes dirty word in Maine referendum fight, CommonWealth Magazine
Explainer: Why the CMP Corridor is a Bad Deal for Maine and the Climate, National Resources Council of Maine
Our View: Fixing a broken system, Andover Townsman