In the news today…
- Politico Pro reports Texas was brought to the brink of widespread power outages but narrowly managed to keep the lights on.
- Earthjustice reports on the status and background of Hawai’I Wildflife Fund v. County of Maui.
- WFAE reports North Carolina regulators approved Duke Energy’s latest 15-year energy plan but want the company to show why it still makes economic sense to keep old coal plants open for next year.
- Energy News Network reports an Iowa utility could save $16 million annually by shutting down three coal-fired power plants according to a new study commissioned by two clean energy nonprofits.
- Utility Dive reports new data from EIA shows a rapid decline for coal, which is expected to make up less than a quarter of U.S. generation this year.
- S&P Global reports Illinois Basin coal production was flat in the second quarter from the year ago period despite low export thermal coal prices and logistical issues that plagued exporters in the region.
- S&P Global reports coal is susceptible to severe weather that is the product of climate change.
- Bloomberg reports hydrogen can do everything coal does in the steel-making process and can reduce steel’s climate emissions.