In the news today…
- Natural Resources Defense Council reports that clean energy advocates say recent capacity auctions show that the “antiquated, status quo grid” isn’t equipped to handle the transition to electrification and rising demand.
- Reuters reports that the bipartisan debt deal approved by Congress in recent weeks will limit the duration of environmental impact studies for energy projects but left out important legislation to expand power transmission capacity between regions.
- E&E News reports that soaring temperatures are testing an electric grid in transition. As summer heat continues to scorch the nation, a key question is gaining urgency: Will the grid hold up?
- Argus reports that US coking coal exports rose by 4.9pc on the year and 18.1pc on the month to 4.3mn t in May, driven by increases in shipments to India, Brazil and China.
- Axios reports a major analysis finds good and bad news about minerals that power climate-friendly energy and transport.
- E&E Daily reports Congress returns from a two-week recess with a host of unresolved issues, including one big one: permitting reform.