Good Monday Morning!
In the news today and from the weekend…
- Thanks to the Scranton Times Tribune (Pa.) and Huntington Herald Dispatch (W.Va.) for carrying my op-ed where I argue that rather than race to dismantle more coal plants, the U.S. must recognize the essential utility of its remaining coal fleet as a reliability and affordability backstop.
- E&E Greenwire reports the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the state Department of Environmental Quality illegally issued a Clean Water Act permit for the proposed Resolution Copper mine, which is being opposed by the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
- Mining.com reports industry innovators in Wyoming, however, are tapping coal and its waste streams to extract rare earths, 17 essential elements to realizing an electrified economy.
- Washington Post reports on the state of copper.
- Washington Examiner reports a large portion of North America is at risk of insufficient energy supplies during peak winter conditions this year, U.S. and Canadian regulators at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC, said in a sobering new report yesterday.
- Kansas Reflector reports that Kansas and western Missouri should have sufficient power supplies this winter, though the St. Louis area could be at risk for outages during extreme weather, a new report finds.
- E&E Climatewire reports global emissions associated with coal burning are on track to hit a new record in 2022, underscoring the challenge of phasing out the world’s most carbon-intensive fuel.