Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!
In the news today…
- Bloomberg reports that more than 70,000 homes and businesses in five Southern California counties are slated for potential Thanksgiving power outages by the utility Edison International. A National Weather Service forecast said critical fire conditions could develop on Thursday afternoon through the weekend, potentially causing power lines to spark and ignite the dry landscape and prolonging the state’s already record-breaking fire season.
- West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports a coal miner died Monday in a workplace accident in southern West Virginia, the governor’s office said.
- WV News reports West Virginia and Welsh companies will collaborate on a business to manufacture coal into hard carbon battery and supercapacitor cells.
- Mining.com reports the leader of UMWA thinks it’s time for President Trump to concede.
- Argus reports US coal-fired generation fell by 20pc in September from a year earlier amid cooler weather and steady competition from natural gas and renewable generation.
- S&P Global reports seven of the top 10 destinations for U.S. coal exports reduced shipments in the third quarter and total exports dragged while only mildly improving quarter over quarter as the global economy rebounded from the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Argus reports the US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has proposed modifying the approval process for electric motorized equipment used in some US mines to include voluntary consensus standards from industry groups.
- The Guardian reports the date for the environmental review of the Resolution Copper mine in Arizona has been moved up, and local tribes are fighting the effort.
- Axios reports that the renewable energy generation and storage company Invenergy LLC will develop the largest solar farm in the United States, spending $1.6 billion on the 1,310-megawatt facility in Texas over the next three years. The Chicago-based Invenergy aims to supply 300,000 homes in three cities with power, while also helping major consumer brands based in the northeastern part of Texas – such as Honda Motor Co. and AT&T Inc.- meet their clean energy goals.