In the news today…
- Thanks to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Colo.) and Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Alaska) for carrying my new op-ed advising 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.
- Delaware Valley Journal reports President Joe Biden’s West Coast comments about shutting down all coal electricity production are not playing well in the deep-purple state of Pennsylvania, where the coal industry is still a significant player in the state’s economy.
- E&E Energywire reports the battle between Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Republican challenger Mark Ronchetti could affect oil, gas, renewables and a proposal for one of the largest carbon capture projects in the world.
- S&P Global reports the Biden administration is pouring cash into extracting crucial minerals from coal waste as corporate and academic optimism for the technology grows.
- Carscoops reports the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) continues to be at the center of a debate among automakers, suppliers, and other parties.
- Yahoo! Finance reports in the runup to the US midterm elections, another energy cost is coming into focus: skyrocketing electricity bills.