In the news today…
- Utility Dive reports that Federal regulators approved a Southwest Power Pool proposal for spreading the costs of certain transmission projects in areas with large amounts of wind generation across its footprint.
- Argus reports US coal producer Alliance Resource Partners expects strong domestic and international coal demand as utilities seek to replenish depleted coal stockpiles.
- Cleveland.com reports environmentalists are challenging a decision from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that guts an Ohio rule allowing citizens to bring federal nuisance lawsuits against industrial air polluters.
- Wisconsin Public Radio reports Xcel Energy plans to stop using coal nationwide by the end of 2030 after announcing Monday that it will speed up retirement of coal-fired units at its Tolk Generating Station in Texas.
- Associated Press reports a plan for three open-pit gold mines in salmon habitat in east-central Idaho is one step closer to approval after the U.S. government selected the Canadian developer’s proposed plan for mitigating the project’s environment impact.