In the news today and from the weekend…
- The Harrisburg Patriot-News (PA) carries an op-ed from Forrest Remick, emeritus professor of Nuclear Engineering at Pennsylvania State University and retired commissioner of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in which he argues that the loss of baseload power in Pennsylvania, and other states, is a reliability and affordability crisis driven largely by out-of-market subsidies for renewable sources of energy.
- The Minneapolis Star Tribune carries an op-ed asking Gov. Tim Walz to stop the Twin Metals mining project in order to preserve the environment.
- Deseret News reports PacifiCorp released a draft of its new 20-year energy plan that includes the closure of 83 percent of its coal units by 2038.
- Utility Dive reports Pennsylvania has committed to joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a mandatory carbon cap and trade program in the Northeast.
- E&E Greenwire reports a federal bankruptcy judge has approved the Navajo Transitional Energy Co.’s takeover of Cloud Peak Energy Inc.
- E&E Cliamtewire reports coal is being increasingly shunned by investors, pushing people into other markets.
- The Wall Street Journal reports Murray Energy has entered a forbearance agreement to buy time to negotiate a restructuring deal possibly before a potential filing for bankruptcy.
- GreenBiz reports modern society requires mined metals, but mining comes with environmental consequences as well.
- E&E Climatewire reports EPA discouraged federal judges from delaying action on the ACE rule litigation, while challengers want to wait until EPA’s revised NSR program is complete.