In the news today…
- S&P Global reports a new study by grid operator MISO says utility decarbonization goals could require 200 gigawatts of new capacity by 2041 while also highlighting the ongoing risk of capacity shortfalls in its territory.
- Argus reports US coal-fired power fell in June from year-earlier levels as generation from natural gas and renewable energy climbed.
- Washington Examiner reports grid operators and coal interests are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to rethink a series of proposed rules to crack down harder on pollutants from coal-fired power plants, a signature environmental move by President Joe Biden’s administration that starkly contrasts the industry-friendly approach of former President Donald Trump.
- The Hill reports liberal lawmakers are pressing Democratic leaders in the House to not include a side deal undercutting environmental reviews worked out with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in a short-term measure funding the government.
- E&E Greenwire reports Progressives are enraged over a permitting deal that’s expected to get a vote in Congress next month, but at the same time, the White House is promoting money in the new climate law that they say will help rev up environmental reviews.