Nevada lawmakers consider new clean energy push

NOTE TO READERS: Western Energy News is taking a break for Thanksgiving. We will return on Monday, November 26. POLITICS: Some Democratic lawmakers in Nevada say they plan to introduce legislation that would raise the state’s renewable energy requirement above 50 percent by 2030, the threshold recently approved by voters. (Nevada Independent)

ALSO: Supporters of a failed carbon fee proposal in Washington look to a successful Portland clean energy initiative for inspiration about the path ahead. (Crosscut)

***SPONSORED LINK: “We are dangerously behind in the existential race to deal with climate change.

Murray Energy rebuked for ‘egregious’ mine safety violations

NOTE TO READERS: U.S. Energy News is taking a break for Thanksgiving. We will return on Monday, November 26. COAL: Federal labor officials rebuke Murray Energy for “extraordinary and egregious violations” of mine safety laws in a case involving intimidation of workers who sought to report safety concerns. (S&P Global)

ALSO:
• The Tennessee Valley Authority seeks public input on the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of closing two coal plants. (Solar Industry)
• Twenty-four of 26 Duke Energy coal ash facilities in North Carolina violate federal rules for disposal of the toxic byproduct.

Michigan’s Line 5 pipeline likely to face years of legal disputes

NOTE TO READERS: Midwest Energy News is taking a break for Thanksgiving. We will return on Monday, November 26. PIPELINES: A lame-duck push in Michigan looks to secure a deal to tunnel the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac, though years of legal disputes are likely. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• The architect of a legal argument to force government action on climate change says public trust laws are likely violated with a plan to tunnel the Line 5 pipeline. (Energy News Network)
• Advocates say an attempt by Ohio lawmakers to amend a bill aimed at limiting pipeline protests may be unconstitutional.

Critics: Tesla’s Buffalo plant not living up to the hype

SOLAR: Critics say Tesla’s Buffalo, New York solar plant is failing to live up to the company’s promises. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

ALSO:
• Local officials issue key permits for a planned 77 MW solar farm in Maine. (Kennebec Journal)
• A new report outlines 15 ways Pennsylvania can grow solar energy to 10 percent of generation by 2030. (Energy News Network)
• A 5.5 MW solar array in New Jersey will supply energy to a glass manufacturing plant. (Solar Power World)
• A Massachusetts business park will install a series of solar carports totaling 1.1 MW of capacity.

North Carolina approves Dominion-SCANA merger

NOTE TO READERS: Southeast Energy News is taking a break for Thanksgiving. We will return on Monday, November 26. UTILITIES: North Carolina regulators approve the proposed merger of SCANA and Dominion Energy, which still needs approval in South Carolina. (Associated Press)

OVERSIGHT: Southeast Region EPA Administrator Trey Glenn resigns after being indicted for violating ethics laws. (Washington Post)

***SPONSORED LINK: “We are dangerously behind in the existential race to deal with climate change.