Bloomberg – The Trump administration’s plan to keep money-losing power plants open would save coal mining jobs but at the same time unleash more pollution that would cost lives, according to a new analysis.
Cleveland.com – The first-ever US freshwater wind turbine project has been recommended for approval on Lake Erie, with some restrictions.
Utility Dive – In a 3-2 decision that drew sharp dissent from two commissioners, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected both of PJM Interconnection's proposals to address failures in its capacity markets due to state subsidies supporting preferred generation resources.
The Blade – A broad coalition of 75 industry, government, and military dignitaries has come out in support of President Trump’s plan to bail out the nation’s nuclear plants, agreeing that more premature closures pose a national security threat.
Times Free Press – Business and environmental groups involved with the coalition Tennesseans for Solar Choice are pointing to low quarterly growth to claim the agency is making it clear its solar program is mismanaged, has stalled or is completely broken.
Scientific American / E&E News – Some federal appeals court judges aren’t happy with EPA’s pace in either repealing or replacing the Clean Power Plan.
Bloomberg — Power companies are shutting so many generating plants in Texas and California that the two most populous states may struggle to keep the lights on this summer.
The Blade — The Trump administration has approved FirstEnergy Solutions filling for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This was a controversial decision of unprecedented government involvement in the United States energy markets.
Bloomberg – Despite tariffs that President Trump imposed on imported panels, the US installed more solar energy than any other source of electricity in the first quarter.
Reuters – Bailing out nuclear and coal-fired power plants will not toughen the U.S. power grid against cyber attacks as the Trump administration claims, according to cyber experts, because hackers would still have a wide array of options.
The New York Times – When President Trump announced on June 1 last year that the United States would exit the Paris climate deal, many of America’s largest corporations said they would honor the agreement anyway, vowing to pursue cleaner energy.