In the news today…
- The Lansing State Journal (MI) carries an op-ed by Matthew Kandrach, president of Consumer Action for a Strong Economy (CASE), in which he supports FERC’s recent action on MOPR to level the playing field in electricity markets.
- The Milwaukee Independent reports Milwaukee’s solar group-buying program had its most successful year yet in 2019 with 48 homeowners adding installations.
- AdVantage reports a southern Illinois school district is moving forward with solar installations at multiple schools that are expected to cut electricity costs.
- Park Hills Daily Journal reports a solar project installed two years ago in eastern Missouri is working as city officials expected.
- Mining Technology reports major mining companies are moving away from coal.
- Energy News Network reports Ohio nuclear and coal subsidies could cost ratepayers more than $1 billion per year.
- The Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports Hoosier Energy announced plans to close the Merom Generating Station, a coal-fired plant, by 2023.
- Gillette News Record reports the University of Wyoming includes funds in their budget to build a coal-fired power plant which only emits water and carbon dioxide.
- E&E Energywire reports Arizona Public Service Co. announced it will generate all its power from carbon-free sources by 2050 and could be coal-free by 2035.
- E&E Daily reports EDA, which supports struggling coal communities, is one of the federal agencies the White House is trying to kill.
- The Associated Press reports a proposal to make it more difficult to close Indiana coal-fired power plants advances, but faces objections from consumer and environmental groups.
- Politico Pro reports USA Rare Earth is seeking to restart a domestic supply chain for rare earths.
- The Washington Times (DC) carries an op-ed from William Shughart, the research director at the Independent Institute, that takes the environmental movement to task for opposing the mining that produces the essential materials for green energy technology.