In the news today…
- The The Southern Illinoisan (IL) carries an op-ed by Michael Stumo, CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America, in which he argues that China is currently dominating the market for advanced energy technologies due to its prioritization of mining and the U.S. must enact reform of mining regulations in order to compete.
- The Associated Press reports U.S. Department of Labor funding for Wyoming coal industry workers transitioning careers has been extended through June 2021.
- The Casper Star Tribune reports Wyoming will receive $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund research on alternative uses for coal.
- Argus reports Wolverine Fuels plans to begin production on its Fossil Rock reserves in Utah as early as next year.
- Argus reports coal-fired generation in the PJM Interconnection is falling again this month due to cooler weather exacerbating the effect of cheap natural gas.
- Casper Star Tribune reports Blackjewel facilities are still mining some coal, according to inspections.