In the news today…
- Utility Dive reports that U.S. Rep. Sean Casten of Illinois and former federal regulators say a paradigm shift is needed to bring more competition to the power sector and allow more distributed generation resources.
- Washington Post reports the Nevada Democrat who’s the heir apparent to the late Sen. Harry Reid’s role as chief defender of the mining industry across the West is for the first time feeling the wrath of environmentalists, who otherwise consider her an ally.
- E&E Climatewire reports President Joe Biden’s top national security adviser warned Thursday that the United States needs more than just the Inflation Reduction Act to counter China’s control of global clean energy supply chains.
- E&E Energywire reports the electric utility serving the heart of Indiana coal country announced this week what would have been unthinkable a few years ago: It plans to stop burning coal entirely within five years.
- E&E Climatewire reports coal-fired power plants may not use carbon capture to comply with EPA’s upcoming climate rules — because they might shut down instead.