In the news today and from the weekend…
- Bloomberg reports that the U.S. needs to rapidly speed its pace of clean energy deployment to reach net zero emissions by 2050, on the order of installing 800 MW of additional generation each week over 2020 levels, a new report shows.
- Virginia Mercury reports the declining use of coal-fired power plants in Virginia is raising questions about how long utilities should keep them open.
- WMKY reports a report by University of Tennessee researchers concludes that three West Virginia coal plants will not be economical to operate in five years.
- Associated Press reports member cooperatives of a Minnesota electric company endorsed a deal Friday to sell a financially troubled coal-fueled power plant in North Dakota to a Bismarck firm.
- Politico Pro reports Alaska Native leaders urged federal agencies this week to reconsider their approval of a 211-mile-long mining access road planned across the remote interior part of the state.
- Politico Pro reports two tribes that joined a legal battle over plans to build a mine at the largest known U.S. deposit of lithium urged a judge yesterday to temporarily ban digging for an archaeological survey that they say would desecrate sacred tribal lands in Nevada near the Oregon line.