Energy headlines

** The Hill reports many major U.S. corporations are lobbying against policies that would mitigate climate change despite having promised to cut their own emissions, according to a new report. A report from the group InfluenceMap found 58 percent of companies set concrete climate targets that were contradicted by their own lobbying.

** A federal judge dismisses tribal nations’ motion to block the proposed Thacker Pass lithium mine in Nevada, saying the plaintiffs did not prove it is on the site of an 1865 massacre.

** Puerto Rico’s government and private institutions are worried the island’s electric grid could once again collapse, after federal officials announced the end of an emergency power generation mission.

** The Biden administration said Friday that it used wartime authority to bolster manufacturing of energy efficient heating and cooling technology.  It said it was utilizing the Defense Production Act to mobilize the production of heat pumps — technology used to heat or cool someone’s home that is more efficient than traditional heating and air conditioning systems.

** Governor J.B. Pritzker is going after every federal dollar to turn Illinois into a hub for new technologies, intensifying a battle among states for trillions in funds available under the Biden administration.


** The richest one percent of the global population are responsible for the same amount of carbon emissions as the world’s poorest two-thirds, or five billion people, according to an analysis published Sunday by the nonprofit Oxfam International.

** The Indian Prime Minister’s Office has joined efforts to rescue 41 workers stuck in an under-construction tunnel in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand where they have been trapped for more than a week.

** After 10 years of helping other countries develop massive amounts of power generation, China’s Belt and Road initiative is pivoting more toward renewable energy, according to a new study from Wood Mackenzie Ltd. reports Bloomberg.

** Venezuela is close to approving a license for Shell and the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago to develop a promising offshore natural gas field and export its production to the Caribbean country, two people close to the matter said reports Reuters.

** Canada’s government will present legislation this month to start paying subsidies for carbon capture and net-zero energy projects, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, part of a plan to worth around $20 billion over five years.

** Windstorms that lashed several regions of Siberia led to massive power outages on Sunday, leaving some 225,000 Russians without electricity.