Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and Happy Friday!
In the news today…
- Utility Dive reports that FERC, governors, state regulators and utilities should focus their efforts on interregional transmission development by encouraging investments that will yield significant long-term benefits.
- The New American reports the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday its Good Neighbor Plan, which limits nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from coal-fired power plants and other industrial sources that cause downwind smog pollution in other states.
- E&E Greenwire reports a proposal the European Union unveiled Thursday calling for the creation of a “critical minerals club” and truncated permitting reviews for specific mining, recycling and processing projects is fueling a partisan clash over the scale and pace of mining regulation changes needed in the U.S.
- RealClearEnergy carries an op-ed which argues that we must stop the push to remove coal-fired capacity.
- Argus reports coal may continue to be a part of the US energy mix through 2050, but at a significantly reduced level, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its latest long-term outlook.
- Foreign Policy carries an op-ed which argues for our national defense, we must build a robust domestic supply chain for minerals.