- Argus reports Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is getting closer to getting the 270 electoral votes needed to declare victory, as President Donald Trump makes a plea to stop counting ballots in states where he holds a slim advantage.
- E&E Daily reports President Trump remained defiant last night in the face of his shrinking chances at winning reelection, while Democrat Joe Biden continued to express optimism.
- S&P Global reports as the United States awaits the results of the U.S. presidential election, much of the U.S. coal sector is expecting the impact to be more a question of pace than a change in direction.
- Utility Dive reports President Donald Trump on Thursday appointed Commissioner James Danly to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, replacing Chairman Neil Chatterjee.
- E&E Energywire reports Neil Chatterjee told E&E News last night he may have been demoted as Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman because of recent moves to break down barriers to renewable energy.
- The University of Wyoming reports the School of Energy Resource’s (SER) Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) at the University of Wyoming officially launched Phase 3 of the CarbonSAFE project last month.
- Argus reports utility American Electric Power (AEP) has set dates to remove another 1,633MW of coal-fired power plant capacity as part of its plan for complying with federal coal ash and effluent limitation guidelines.
- Argus reports coal production in Utah rose in the third quarter over a year earlier, but its effect on western bituminous output was more than offset by a continued decline in production out of Colorado.
- Reuters reports some of the world’s largest insurers and pension schemes are warning companies they invest in not to finance, insure, build, develop or plan new thermal coal plants or face sanctions, including possible divestment.
- E&E Energywire reports two major power plants in East Texas will stop using coal within the coming decade, American Electric Power Co. said yesterday