In the news today…
- Utility Dive reports that Republican attorneys general challenge federal regulators’ efforts to reform regional transmission planning, saying they lack congressional authority to enact the program meant to help bring renewables online.
- Energy News Network/Planet Detroit reports “Current reliability just isn’t adequate.” Michigan regulators order the state’s two largest utilities to detail plans for improving electric service reliability.
- Trains reports mines have had to curtail production due to poor rail service that’s only getting worse even as demand for coal rises.
- PRWeek reports António Guterres has insisted that “polluters must pay”, telling attendees at the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday: “We need to hold fossil-fuel companies and their enablers to account.”
- Mining.com reports Perpetua Resources has been awarded two funding grants from the US Department of Defense (DOD) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to study the domestic production of military-grade antimony trisulfide, an essential component in ammunition and dozens of other defense materials.
- Reuters reports U.S. Senator Joe Manchin will unveil his full energy permitting bill on Wednesday to speed fossil fuel projects and offer incentives for renewable energy electricity transmission, legislation that faces an uphill battle.