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Texas utility CEO: Coal ‘is on its way out’

COAL: Coal is not going to have a renaissance, says the chief executive officer of a Texas energy giant. (CNBC)

ALSO: Coal is declining, but not disappearing in Utah. (Utah Business)

CLIMATE: Boulder County, Colorado is expected to announce today that it is joining a climate lawsuit against major oil companies. (Boulder Daily Camera, Axios)

WIND: Texas regulators express reservations about a utility’s plan to build a pair of wind farms in Texas and New Mexico. (RTO Insider)

OIL AND GAS:
The Trump administration has undertaken an “unprecedented” sale of public lands to energy developers. (Houston Chronicle)
Activist investor Carl Icahn nominates a new board of directors to an embattled Oklahoma energy company. (Reuters)
The U.S. Forest Service is considering opening 54,000 acres to oil and gas development in southern Nevada. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
New Mexico’s energy secretary says the oil and gas industry continues to bring in higher prices and more output. (Farmington Daily Times)
Colorado regulators are considering adopting new statewide clean air rules targeting the oil and gas industry. (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel)
A deadly explosion last year in Colorado transformed the rules that govern oil and gas production in the state. (Colorado Public Radio)
A Denver energy company moves a proposed oil and gas development away from a charter school that served mostly white students to a low-income public school. (Mother Jones)

PIPELINES: A Houston company completes a pipeline expansion that will bring more crude oil out of the Permian Basin to export facilities in Southeast Texas. (Houston Chronicle)

UTILITIES: North Texas residents complain their natural gas bills are skyrocketing. (CBS DFW)

RENEWABLE ENERGY:
A Nevada power provider is one of four Berkshire Hathaway owned utilities making strides toward clean energy goals. (Green Biz)
A Sierra Club chapter announces its support of a Nevada clean energy initiative. (Nevada Appeal)

COMMENTARY: The Trump administration’s plan to revoke fuel efficiency standards strikes a blow to Utah’s air quality progress, says a group of the state’s municipal leaders. (Salt Lake Tribune)

 

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