In the news today…
- E&E Daily reports multiple activists are asking for aid for coal industry as an essential industry.
- The Virginia Mercury reports Virginia mines currently remain open despite COVID-19.
- The Ohio Valley ReSource reports Ohio mines remain open but economic distress is still expected.
- Raw Story reports CEOs are asking for bailouts because their industries can’t handle a few weeks of economic distress.
- The Register Herald reports West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice called coal an essential business.
- The Associated Press reports the TVA power plant at Paradise burned its last load of coal last month.
- E&E Energywire reports coal has become the world’s most expensive fossil fuel.
- Inside EPA reports opponents of EPA’s ACE rule are filing a request for more time to file their opening brief due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- E&E Daily reports Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum has turned to Canada to oppose the Twin Metals mine.
- Utility Dive reports that grid operators and utilities say it’s too early to determine the impact of widespread closures on the grid, but some are already seeing a drop in power demand.
- NPR reports that efforts to address climate change and the clean energy sector are among the factors delaying a coronavirus stimulus bill in Congress.