In the news today…
- Utility Dive reports that a clean energy group calls for Congress to establish a 30% investment tax credit for building transmission lines that link multiple states and regions.
- Inside EPA reports power and other industry groups are urging EPA to ease provisions in its proposed effluent limits for coal-fired power plants, including extending the deadline to comply with more stringent standards for facilities that were “early adopters” of the 2020 Trump-era rule and warning of the cumulative impacts EPA’s power sector rules may have on grid reliability.
- Argus reports US energy commodity shippers say rail transportation remains “unpredictable and unreliable,” and today urged federal regulators to delve deeper into how well railroads are fulfilling customer orders for service.
- Utility Dive reports Tesla is spending big on its lithium refining capacity.
- E&E Daily reports House Republicans eked out a victory Wednesday evening on their sweeping measure to raise the debt ceiling — a win they achieved by offering myriad concessions, including slashing billions of dollars in clean energy tax incentives.
- WV Metro News reports a group of national and West Virginia conservation and environmental organizations have notified the U.S. Forest Service of an intention to sue over what they claim are harmful effects of coal hauling on the Monongahela National Forest.