In the news today…
- The Bismarck Tribune reports a utility plans to close a 100 MW coal plant in central North Dakota in 2021 and replace it with a natural gas peaker plant.
- Indiana Public Media reports commercial energy demand is expected to increase in Indiana as the state adapts to climate change, according to a new report. (Indiana Public Media)
- Power Line carries a post from John Hinderaker where he dissects the Democrats’ Green New Deal.
- The Washington Post reports the White House is considering creating a Presidential Committee on Climate Security to determine whether climate change threatens national security, according to records obtained by a media outlet. Documents suggest the panel would be led by National Security Council senior director William Happer and formed by executive order, but it is uncertain how much support the idea has in the Trump administration.