Southeast Energy News

Amid pandemic, Southeast states criminalize pipeline protests

PIPELINES: In the past two weeks, governors of Kentucky and West Virginia have signed into law legislation that puts new criminal penalties on protests against fossil fuel infrastructure like pipelines. (Huffington Post)

ALSO:
Mountain Valley Pipeline construction is delayed again: Two federal agencies will take another month to reconsider the project’s impact on endangered or threatened species. (Roanoke Times)
Pipeline operators in Texas and elsewhere ask oil producers to voluntarily scale back output because storage space is running out. (Bloomberg)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Legislative proposals to put more electric school buses on the road in Virginia failed this session, but Dominion Energy and clean air advocates are trying to jumpstart them for next year. (Energy News Network)

SOLAR:
Solar manufacturers in Florida and other states continue to operate at full capacity despite restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (Greentech Media)
A Texas solar installer says there’s been consistent interest in rooftop solar and storage installations since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. (PV Magazine)

RENEWABLES: Savannah, Georgia, officials adopt a resolution saying the city will run on 100% renewable energy by 2035. (Savannah Morning News)

NUCLEAR: Construction continues at Plant Vogtle in Georgia, where two nuclear reactor unit containment vessels are almost completed. (Power Engineering)

COAL:
Two former miners —a father and son — who were laid off by Blackjewel last year and protested the company, reflect on changes in coal country. (Southerly, Ohio Valley Resource)
West Virginia environmental regulators sue a coal operator, alleging the company has laid off employees, racked up hundreds of violations and walked away from mining operations. (WVPB)
President Trump’s administration adds coal to its list of critical industries required to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic. (E&E News, subscription)

COMMENTARY:
South Carolina should reject the Tennessee Valley Authority’s plan to dump toxic coal ash and end coal’s reign in the state, Rep. Will Wheeler says. (Sumter Item)
Tennessee residents describe their hope for renewable energy growth and lower utility bills in the state. (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy)

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