National Coal Council Approves Report for U.S. Secretary of Energy
Calling abundant, affordable and diverse domestic energy the underpin of economic prosperity, members of the National Coal Council (NCC) have approved a new report offering four steps to optimize the existing U.S. coal fleet in the power portfolio for reliability and resilience of the electric grid. Learn more here.
NMA Highlights Alarming Loss of Fuel-Secure Electricity Resources and Potential Remedy in Comments to FERC
The design of the nation’s largest wholesale electricity market is contributing to the loss of fuel-secure electricity resources, while encouraging reliance on pipeline-dependent and intermittent resources, the National Mining Association (NMA) said in comments submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) earlier today. NMA’s comments support a properly expanded Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) and the establishment of a market-based mechanism for valuing fuel security. Learn more here.
Jarrett: Fixing the Clean Power Plan is a sensible first step
Washington loves controversy. And critics are undoubtedly clucking right now about the Trump administration’s plan to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) with a modified effort. But the administration deserves credit for updating the plan, rather than scrapping it entirely. Learn more here