In the news today…
- Thanks to the Grand Junction Sentinel (Colo.) for carrying my new op-ed on why Congress and the states must push back on EPA’s misguided agenda to prematurely close coal-fired power plants that are needed for grid reliability.
- Utility Dive reports Advanced Energy United is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to strengthen its proposal to reform transmission planning with new initiatives such as holding transmission providers accountable for meeting deadlines and establishing clear requirements for transmission planning and cost allocation.
- Utility Dive reports that the U.S. Energy Department allocates $48 million to semiconductor improvement projects aimed at helping protect the grid.
- Politico Pro reports PJM Interconnection could lose up to 40 gigawatts of mostly fossil fuel power by 2030 — and current policies inhibiting renewables from connecting to the grid might hurt the market’s ability to meet growing demand, according to a report published Friday.
- Politico Pro reports the Energy Department’s Loan Programs Office announced Monday it issued a conditional $375 million loan for the construction of a first-of-its-kind lithium-ion battery recycling facility in North America.
- Mining.com reports building a road in Alaska could open up significant mining but has ecological risks.
- Politico Pro reports Republican Rep. Garret Graves is proposing legislation to overhaul the rules for environment reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act for energy infrastructure ranging from pipelines to clean energy projects and mines, a key GOP priority in their bid to ease federal permitting regulations.