In the news today…
- Wall Street Journal carries an op-ed which argues EPA’s policies are destabilizing the energy grid.
- Reuters reports that the electric grid operator for the U.S. Midwest, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), on Thursday drew attention to the pressing need to reform power markets in the face of a shifting generation fleet and worsening extreme weather, even as it had enough capacity to meet demand in 2023-24.
- Associated Press reports that the Biden administration greenlights the proposed SunZia high-voltage transmission project designed to carry power from eastern New Mexico wind facilities to urban areas in Arizona and California.
- Washington Examiner reports the House Natural Resources Committee advanced two measures yesterday designed to rebuke and reverse Biden administration actions blocking new mineral development in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest, where developers seek to construct the Twin Metals mine.
- E&E Daily reports Democrats in both chambers of Congress are poised to introduce legislation Friday aimed at reforming the nation’s 150-year-old mining law as the focus on critical minerals intensifies.
- E&E Daily reports progressive Democrats and climate hawks are firing warning shots at party leaders and President Joe Biden not to compromise with Republicans on permitting reform as a way to raise the debt ceiling.