In the news today…
- Bloomberg reports that Texas Governor Greg Abbott and state officials are confident the power grid will continue running as a potent winter storm delivering sub-freezing temperatures makes its way to the state this week.
- E&E News reports that as California focuses on electrifying residential and commercial buildings as part of its goal of becoming a zero-carbon economy by 2045, the state is facing questions about its ability to handle rising electricity demand.
- Mining.com reports researchers at Utah State University are mapping out strategies that allow balancing the emerging demand for mining and energy development projects on the Colorado Plateau and the survival of the area’s rare plant populations.
- Washington Post reports an Alaska Native group on Thursday will announce that more than 44,000 acres of land near Bristol Bay, the site of the world’s largest wild salmon fishery, are off limits to future development.