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Another major coal company files for bankruptcy

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COAL: One of the country’s largest coal producers, West Virginia-based Revelation Energy and its affiliate, Blackjewel, files for bankruptcy. (Ohio Valley Resource)

PIPELINES:
• State regulators question a Virginia utility’s claim that it needs more gas from the Mountain Valley Pipeline. (Roanoke Times)
• The Supreme Court will review a Mountain Valley Pipeline case where developers used “quick take” power, which allows them to take private property months or years before paying. (E&E News, subscription)

OIL & GAS:
• A federal investigation is underway after two workers were killed during a training exercise at an offshore drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. (Houston Chronicle)
• Developers plan to break ground this year on a coal-to-liquids facility in West Virginia. (WV News)
• West Virginia officials remain hopeful that China Energy will invest $84 billion in the state’s natural gas and petrochemical industries, despite the U.S.-China trade dispute. (S&P Global)

SOLAR:
• As California’s solar market fluctuates, Florida’s is poised to take the lead for utility-scale solar additions over the next six years. (Greentech Media)
• Customer owned solar power installations in Florida increased by 68% over the prior year, regulators say. (PV Magazine)
• A Tampa utility launches a shared solar program that allows customers to subscribe to solar energy plans. (Tampa Bay Business Journal, subscription)
• A solar company will host a public meeting about solar power in Norman, Oklahoma tonight. (Norman Transcript)
• A group of Virginia homeowners organize against a solar project proposal they say will threaten historic sites. (Free Lance-Star)

WIND: Dominion Energy moves forward with construction on the nation’s second offshore wind project, which is a proof of concept for the company. (Washington Post)

UTILITIES:
• A Duke Energy subsidiary is taking over a portfolio of fuel cell projects around the country from Bloom Energy. (WRAL TechWire)
• Georgia Power wants to raise electricity rates by 7% starting next year due to storm recovery and environmental cleanup costs. (WABE)

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