In the news today…
- Inside Sources carries an op-ed from Mark Perry, a scholar at The American Enterprise Institute, in which he argues that heavy-handed subsidies and mandates for renewable sources of power are distorting power markets and weakening our dispatchable fuel diversity.
- POLITICO Pro reports the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday ordered EPA to provide an update by Thursday on its work to issue a new carbon dioxide rule for future power plants.
- The Post & Courier reports South Carolina’s electric cooperatives want Santee Cooper to study if coal is the cheapest way to provide electricity to customers, questioning whether the state-run utility should cease operating some of its aging coal-fired power plants.
- E&E Energywire reports the Illinois EPA under new Gov. J.B. Pritzker is revisiting a proposal initiated by the previous administration that would give Vistra Energy Corp. more freedom in how it operates the state’s largest coal fleet.