In the news today…
- The Financial Times carries an op-ed which argues that miners are well positioned to handle uncertain demand and could fare well in the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
- Washington Examiner and E&E Energywire report the energy sector, including the coal mining industry, is seeing record job losses.
- E&E Greenwire and Argus report the Trump administration on Friday agreed to review the impact of coal mining on Appalachian crawfish and other endangered species nationwide, according to a settlement reached with environmental groups.
- Mining.com carries an op-ed from Bloomberg which argues that Republicans helped coal and oil companies obtain bailout money from the coronavirus relief funds.
- Argus reports US coal producer Blackhawk Mining has halted production at the Spurlock mining complex in eastern Kentucky and laid off 182 employees.
- The Guardian reports the global coal industry will never recover from the coronavirus pandemic because renewables are now cheaper for consumers and a safer bet for investors.
- Utility Dive reports that integrating energy storage with electric vehicle charging will be important for helping to manage EVs growing demands on the grid, a report says.