While the North Carolina Ethics Commission earlier this year dismissed a complaint against Gov. Pat McCrory’s office related to a meeting with Duke Energy officials and other issues, advocates say key questions remain unanswered.
COAL: Many West Virginia coal miners still support Donald Trump even though his promises to revive the industry have fallen flat. (Associated Press) ALSO: • A decline in coal production and related revenue creates uncertainty for a federal program to reclaim and spur economic development at abandoned mine sites. (Daily Yonder) • The U.S. Energy […]
NUCLEAR: A new report warns that Midwestern nuclear plants are at risk of climate-related stresses, which could harm states’ ability to cut carbon emissions. (Energy News Network) ALSO: Support is growing among some Ohio lawmakers to preserve a law that supports financially struggling nuclear power plants. (Fremont News Messenger) ***SPONSORED LINK: The Rise Up! podcast […]
HURRICANE LAURA: Oil facilities and nuclear plants prepare for the impact of Hurricane Laura on the Gulf Coast, which as of last night was close to becoming a Category 5 storm. (Texas Tribune, S&P Global) UTILITIES: • A new report finds 8 of the 10 largest utilities in the U.S. plan to resume shutoffs for […]
CLIMATE: A report by a Democratic-controlled Senate climate committee recommends spending $400 billion per year, or roughly 2% of GDP, on efforts to reach zero emissions by 2050. (E&E News) ALSO: • In an interview, Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz explains how Senate Democrats are trying to overcome inaction on climate change. (Vox) • Researchers say […]