In the news today…
- Utility Dive reports that groups representing industrial energy users urge federal regulators to reject proposed incentives for $280 million in transmission projects planned by Indiana utility NIPSCO.
- Marketplace reports Texas’ battery storage capacity has grown tenfold in the last two years to complement the state’s booming solar and wind development.
- Wall Street Journal carries an op-ed arguing the Biden administration’s actions are hurting domestic minerals mining.
- Daily Caller reports Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley confronted a Biden official during a hearing Thursday over the administration’s decision to block mineral mining.
- E&E News PM reports President Joe Biden announced plans to work with the United Kingdom on critical minerals and clean energy Thursday during a joint press conference with U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
- Politico Pro reports Rishi Sunak and Joe Biden have committed to a cooperation deal on defense and critical minerals as the U.K. prime minister moves away from a post-Brexit vision of unfettered free trade in favor of mutual protection.
- E&E Energywire reports Pennsylvania isn’t part of a big, regional program to slash carbon emissions, but coal plants are closing anyway — fueling a debate about the energy state’s future.