As MVP halts work, Appalachian pipelines face major setbacks

PIPELINES: Mountain Valley Pipeline developers voluntarily suspend work on parts of the project three days after environmental groups filed a lawsuit about its impact on endangered species. (Roanoke Times)

ALSO:
• Two major pipeline projects in the South and Appalachia hit stumbling blocks because of safety concerns and legal challenges. (ThinkProgress)
• Two Mountain Valley Pipeline protesters lock themselves to equipment at a worksite in Virginia. (WSLS)

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Does Texas need more power plants to meet summer demand?

FINANCE: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration explores a possible alliance with the New York Green Bank to help finance clean energy projects in the state. (Energy News Network)

UTILITIES: Hot weather this month drives the Tennessee Valley Authority’s electricity use to its highest August peak in more than seven years. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

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POWER PLANTS: Some Texas energy industry experts make the case for building more power plants to meet energy demand.

How a Florida utility became the world’s largest renewable developer

UTILITIES: An aggressive strategy of building wind and solar projects in states with renewable energy mandates helped make Florida’s NextEra Energy the world’s largest renewable developer. (E&E News)

ALSO:
• Georgia power is changing how it produces electricity, with more solar and less coal, according to a plan recently approved by state regulators. (WXIA-TV)
• Dominion Energy explains that refund checks going to former SCANA customers average $22 but range from $0.09 to $200. (WCBD-TV) 

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Supertanker near-miss highlights Texas community’s fears

OIL & GAS: A supertanker headed for a liquified natural gas plant near Corpus Christi, Texas, narrowly misses a ferry boat, underscoring a nearby community’s fears about increasing oil carrier traffic in its harbor. (Rivard Report)

ALSO: A South Carolina company will deliver compressed natural gas in carbon fiber tubes to customers that are unable to tap into pipelines. (Post and Courier)

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PIPELINES:
• Conservation groups file a new lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

North Carolina looks to revoke tax breaks from some solar investors

SOLAR:
• North Carolina’s tax collector is looking to cancel some of the $1 billion in tax breaks the state gave to solar farm investors. (News & Observer)
• A rural Georgia county approves special zoning for a NextEra solar farm that’s expected to generate $10 million in tax revenue over 30 years. (Associated Press)

EFFICIENCY: Florida’s major utilities are proposing much lower energy efficiency goals over the next decade than they have in the past. (WJCT)

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