Patriot Appoints Vice President ESG and Senior Advisor Environment and Permitting to its Team

Patriot Battery Metals Highlights 2 environment and permitting professionals appointed to Patriot’s management team Alix Drapack joins as Vice President of Environment, Social and Governance Andrée Drolet joins as senior advisor Environment and Permitting Both Alix and Andrée previously held senior positions for Osisko Mining Inc. a leading Quebec basedContinue Reading

Energy & Environment — Doubts emerge about NDAA as permitting vehicle

Left-wing opposition will likely make it difficult for Democrats to include Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) permitting reform deal in a defense spending bill. Meanwhile, California eyes a penalty on “excessive profits” for oil companies, and the International Energy Agency says renewables will surpass coal globally in 2025.   This isContinue Reading

Johnson & Clark: Efficient solar permitting can benefit communities and environment

This commentary is by Sonia Johnson and Jake Clark, vice presidents of construction and development, respectively, at Encore Renewable Energy in Burlington, which focuses on sustainable and cost-effective community-scale solar and large-scale energy storage projects. The Vermont solar industry can help advance the energy transition away from polluting energy sourcesContinue Reading

Manchin’s permitting deal is a major setback for environmental justice

In September, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan held a press conference in Warren County, N.C. to announce the creation of a new national office charged with advancing environmental justice and civil rights. That same month, the county commemorated 40 years since its predominantly Black residents marched to aContinue Reading

Energy & Environment — What’s next for permitting reform?

Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) permitting reform push isn’t dead yet — although it faces some challenges ahead. Meanwhile, President Biden warned of Hurricane Ian’s deadly impacts and New York is joining California’s push for a gas car ban.   This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latestContinue Reading