In the news today…
- KNKX reports a Washington county that held off a proposal for a coal export terminal will vote on a permanent ban on new fossil fuel infrastructure.
- Argus reports coal exports from Hampton Roads, Virginia, climbed in June to their highest level in more than a year, reflecting extended gains in thermal and metallurgical markets.
- Argus reports market conditions may facilitate enhanced cash flow generation from Arch Resources’ thermal coal mines.
- Argus reports US coal-fired generation rose by 37pc in May from a year earlier amid an increase in electricity use and a drop in power from natural gas and nuclear energy.
- Politico Pro reports departing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Neil Chatterjee said his handling of a Trump-era push to elevate coal and nuclear plants to boost grid resilience caused the issue to spiral into partisan politics.
- E&E Climatewire reports environmental justice advocates have gotten used to hearing election-season promises, and so they didn’t get too excited last year when Joe Biden offered them this one: access and input to his political agenda.
- Sierra Nevada Ally carries an op-ed which states that lithium is enabling more mining when we need to be mining less.