In the news today…
- E&E Greenwire reports Utility Minnesota Power Inc. has proposed a pilot project to state regulators in which it would help the region’s iron and taconite mines acquire heavy-duty electric vehicles to help shrink their carbon footprint.
- E&E Energywire reports in a rare move, regulators in Wyoming are questioning a Western utility’s plan to retire a handful of coal plants early, despite evidence showing that the early retirements will reduce electricity costs.
- Christian Science Monitor reports renewable energy is beginning to overtake coal in locations like Wyoming.
- Ohio Valley Resource reports the Mine Safety and Health Administration is declining to issue an emergency temporary standard that could protect coal miners whose jobs make them vulnerable to the coronavirus.
- Indiana Public Media reports Indiana stands to lose more than a thousand jobs and at least $10 million in state and local tax revenue due to upcoming coal plant closures.
- Bloomberg Green reports coal miners need an energy revolution in order for miners to safeguard their livelihoods.
- Mining.com reports it will be difficult for companies like Tesla to find enough nickel in an environmentally sustainable fashion.