Southeast Energy News

After spill, Tennessee agency altered, deleted data on coal ash toxins

COAL ASH: Tennessee environmental regulators admit the agency altered and deleted data from test results on dangerous radioactive metals in coal ash after the massive TVA spill in 2008. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

COAL: The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing health issues and stretching thin resources in coal country. (U.S. News & World Report) 

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RENEWABLES: Walmart tells Virginia regulators that Dominion Energy’s plan to offer a 100% renewable energy option includes an unreasonable tariff and counts co-fired coal and biomass, which most customers don’t consider renewable. (Utility Dive)

SOLAR:
• General Motors plans to buy enough solar energy from a project in Mississippi to power its Tennessee assembly plant by late 2022. (Associated Press)
• At a public meeting in Bell County, Texas, residents voice their concerns about a proposed solar project. (The Texan)

PIPELINES: Pipeline developer EQM says it still sees a “narrow path” to complete the Mountain Valley Pipeline by late 2020, but analysts say they doubt that will happen. (Reuters)

OIL & GAS:
• The Port of Corpus Christi hosts a conference with oil and gas executives to discuss the future of the industry, and lawmakers pledge to support them. (Midland Reporter-Telegram)
• A spokesperson for Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says he is against a bill that would undermine parishes’ lawsuits against oil and gas companies over coastal erosion. (4WWL)

COMMENTARY: The former president of a Memphis utility says it will save millions of dollars if it leaves the TVA and purchases power through another operator. (Commercial Appeal)

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