In the news today…
- Politico Pro reports congressional negotiators have reached agreement on a compromise energy package that would boost a host of technologies, including energy storage, advanced nuclear power and direct air carbon capture, according to draft text obtained by POLITICO and three lobbyists tracking the bill.
- Energy News Network reports an energy think tank has issued a dire warning to Dominion Energy: Devise a transition plan for its 8-year-old underperforming coal plant now or risk leaving a Southwest Virginia county in more of an economic lurch when market and policy changes likely force an abrupt shutdown.
- Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a report from the Center for Energy and Sustainable Development at West Virginia University’s College of Law lays out a roadmap to a future in which West Virginia is powered by renewable energy.
- E&E Daily reports measures supporting a bipartisan goal to shore up mineral supply chains made it into the clean energy innovation package lawmakers hope to pass this month.
- Click Orlando reports central Florida officials consider a pilot program to install electric coils in roads to charge electric vehicles as they drive.
- Inside EPA reports environmental economists are outlining several concerns with the Trump administration’s economic analysis to support its narrowed definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS), criticisms that they hope will aid the incoming Biden administration in “correcting” the rule and other Trump policies that used similar analyses.