September 7, 2021 archive

A Colorado coal plant might end up being a huge battery for renewable energy

  Excel Energy is giving thought to a plan to convert its northwestern Colorado coal plant into a molten salt energy storage operation to increase renewable energy installations. Colorado Public Radio reports the company’s plan to shut down the coal-fired plant will also require a rapid expansion of renewable energy storage in the state. Click …

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Federal nuclear lab runs into a power line fight

  Environmentalists and Native American tribes are squaring off against the Los Alamos National Laboratory and its plans to build a 12.5 mile long power transmission line across an historic area of New Mexico. Click here for Albuquerque Journal.    

Energy news in brief

** More than 80% of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico remains shut in after Hurricane Ida, a U.S. regulator said on Monday, more than a week after the storm made landfall and hit critical infrastructure in the region. ** Entergy projects it could be four weeks before power is restored across much of St. Charles Parish …

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Gas groups beg congress for new regulation–not new tax

    More than a hundred trade groups from New Mexico, Kansas and Texas to Pennsylvania warn against the fee Democrats want to use to pay for their $3.5 trillion spending plan will not only stir up the energy market but increase consumer bills across the country. Bloomberg reports the groups joined forces to write …

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Watchdog to probe Interior Secretary’s marriage

  Last month’s wedding of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is under investigation by federal ethics watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust. PPT’s concern is that Haaland may have potentially violated federal ethics laws or guidelines by accepting improper gifts from “prohibited sources” reported Just the News. Click here for Just the News.