In the news today…
- Greentech Media reports PacifiCorp is taking the first steps to replacing its coal-fired power plants with wind, solar and energy storage resources.
- E&E Greenwire reports the Interior Department has approved the expansion of a New Mexico coal mine despite the expectation that it will soon lose its only customer and close.
- S&P Global reports Peabody states a 14.4 percent drop in revenue compared to the first quarter of last year, though executives remain optimistic.
- The Salt Lake Tribune and Argus report Kennecott Utah Copper is shutting down its last coal power plant in Magna and shifting to renewable energy.
- U.S. News and E&E Energywire report the Justice Department has started a civil investigation into the coal-fueled power plant that Mississippi Power Co. had been building in Kemper County, Mississippi.
- E&E Energywire reports dying coal plants are being transformed into facilities for the wind industry.
- S&P Global reports the rise of renewable energy could be a boon for global mining companies but could also raise scrutiny to corporate responsibility practices.
- Transport Topics reports the US trails China and other countries in lithium mining, essential for EV batteries.
- PoliticoPro reports a Canadian official says he’s pressing for the Trump administration to forgo import restrictions on uranium that would hurt Canada’s mining industry.
- Inside EPA reports House Democrats are dragging their feet to advance legislation to further encourage carbon capture, utilization and storage technology.