In the news today…
- Thanks to the Kokomo Tribune (Ind.) for carrying my op-ed where I argue that there’s a responsible way to navigate America’s energy future, but the path being taken by the Biden administration and the EPA simply isn’t it.
- The Hill reports that the California Senate advances a bill to expedite new transmission projects and modernize the electricity grid. As California ramps up renewable energy production to meet statewide climate goals, new legislation is aiming to expedite the integration of equipment that shuttles electricity from point A to point B.
- Reuters reports that BlackRock, Korea’s SK, Switzerland’s UBS and other companies are chasing an investment boom in battery storage plants in Texas, lured by the prospect of earning double-digit returns from the power grid problems plaguing the state, according to project owners, developers and suppliers.
- Crain’s Detroit Business reports that Michigan’s two major investor-owned utilities face unprecedented scrutiny for more frequent and extended outages despite claims from executives that they are improving grid reliability.
- Wall Street Journal carries an op-ed which argues in favor of permitting reform to bolster grid reliability.
- Wall Street Journal carries an op-ed which argues against the speed of the energy transition.
- E&E Daily reports the House is set to vote Wednesday evening on legislation to avert a catastrophic breach of the U.S. debt limit amid frustration with the process on both sides of the aisle that is ranging from simmering dissatisfaction to full-boil rage.
- E&E Daily reports Democrats came up short on permitting in the debt ceiling deal, and key lawmakers are casting doubt on whether there’s still a viable path this year to bolstering the nation’s electric grid.
- E&E News PM reports the White House sees more work to be done on overhauling the federal permitting process after reaching a deal to include permitting changes in legislation to increase the federal debt limit.