In a recent article Midwest Energy News notes “Michigan utility agrees to close another major coal plant by 2025”.
A highly anticipated report on grid reliability from the U.S. Department of Energy could lay the groundwork for future support of coal and nuclear plants, though clean energy groups sharply criticized the findings. (New York Times) • The report also says cheap natural gas has been the “biggest contributor” to coal and nuclear plant closures, not renewables or environmental regulations. (E&E News) • To the surprise of Nebraska utilities, electricity demand dropped during this week’s solar eclipse rather than increase. (Omaha World-Herald)