The Conversation – Democratic candidates might want to give themselves some wiggle room to pursue a more measured approach in transitioning to electric vehicles – for environmental, economic and political reasons.
Business Insider – Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) called on electric vehicle maker Tesla to disable its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system until it can introduce safeguards that prevent its improper use.
Utility Dive – Rhode Island issued a final order denying a new gas-fired power plant proposed by Invenergy, pointing to lengthy delays that allowed market changes and the growth of renewable energy to overtake any need for the project.
The New York Times – Boris Johnson’s government, which is preparing for a general election, said the ban would be in place until there was “compelling new evidence” that it could be carried out safely.
The Associated Press – Before the year ends, the Navajo Generating Station near the Arizona-Utah border will close and others in the region are on track to shut down or reduce their output in the next few years. Its owners are turning to cheaper power produced by natural gas.
CNN – The slow death of the American coal industry has forced Murray Energy, the largest private coal miner in the United States, to file for bankruptcy protection.
Nature – Researchers without access to back-up power scramble to save experiments and invaluable specimens.
CNN – Part of the Keystone 1 Pipeline in North Dakota was shut down after a leak of about 9,120 barrels of oil -- 383,040 gallons -- was discovered, TC Energy company said in a statement.
The Washington Post – A coalition of international automakers announced an effort to intervene on behalf of the Trump administration in its ongoing fight with California over how fuel-efficient the nation’s auto fleet must be in coming years.
The Washington Post – Toyota backed the Trump administration in trying to strip California of its ability to set more stringent fuel-efficiency standards in an effort to combat climate change.
E&E News – The White House announced that two academics will join the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, a recently created panel stacked with industry professionals.