In the news today…
- WPLN and Knoxville News Sentinel report that the Tennessee Valley Authority defies critics, clean energy advocates and federal officials by announcing it will stick with fossil fuels and replace a retiring coal plant with a 1,450 MW natural gas plant.
- Bloomberg reports that nearly 25% of grid operator PJM’s power generation fleet shut down during widespread winter storms at the end of December.
- Washington Post reports on the events between climate activists and police in Germany over a proposed coal mine.
- E&E Climatewire reports police in riot gear began evicting climate activists Wednesday from a condemned village in western Germany that is due to be demolished for the expansion of a coal mine.