In the news today…
- E&E Greenwire reports a uranium mining company is clamoring for the Commerce Department to release its investigation into whether reliance on foreign uranium poses a national security risk.
- Mountain Town News reports the Colorado Public Utilities Commission decided to launch an investigatory docket about Comanche 3, Colorado’s largest coal plant. which should include modifications of the unit and even retiring options.
- Inside EPA reports DTE Energy is poised to sign a legal settlement with Sierra Club agreeing to retire four of five coal plants at issue in long-running litigation over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act NSR program, even though it has inked a parallel draft deal with the Justice Department that lacks such retirement pledges.
- Argus reports 9,200 coal jobs have been lost since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
- Associated Press reports a Colorado coal mine will furlough more than half its workforce.
- E&E Climatewire reports the transition from coal to natural gas has seen an increase in emissions in Virginia.
- Reuters reports that global growth in renewable energy capacity this year is expected to slow for the first time in two decades, the International Energy Agency said today.