Southeast Energy News

Appalachians pay sky-high prices for coal-fired power

COAL: Appalachian utility customers face skyrocketing electric bills as utilities continue to invest in uneconomical coal-fired power plants. (InsideClimate News)

PIPELINES:
Three West Virginia legislators urge federal regulators to let construction resume on the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Natural gas pipeline opponents in Virginia argue they aren’t needed, won’t create permanent jobs and will raise energy prices. (WDBJ)
Fifty-four Virginia organizations send a letter to Gov. Ralph Northam asking him to visit areas at risk from the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Augusta Free Press)

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NUCLEAR: South Carolina regulators’ request for $1.5 billion in sanctions against SCE&G for allegedly hiding problems at a failed nuclear project is “baseless,” the company claims. (The State)

GRID: Florida regulators say the state’s efforts to harden grid infrastructure to protect against hurricanes are working, but more can be done. (Utility Dive)

SOLAR:
Solar company Urban Grid says it has sold 240 MW of solar projects to Dominion Energy in Virginia. (news release)
Solar developer Southern Current plans to invest $10 million in three new solar farms in South Carolina. (SC Now)
Baldwin County, Alabama installs its first solar array. (Fox 10)
Florida regulators approve Vivint Solar’s lease contract for residential solar customers. (PV Magazine)

WIND: Construction begins on Xcel Energy’s wind project in Texas, one of two wind farms that will supply the company with 1000 MW of energy. (Lubbock Online)

MICROGRIDS: Georgia Tech and Georgia Power propose a microgrid project in Atlanta to research the technology and deliver power to a computing center. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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OIL AND GAS: Oil and gas advocates in south Louisiana say the industry is bouncing back and creating new jobs. (KLFY)

COMMENTARY: A columnist says the Vogtle nuclear project could survive the November elections because candidates are not discussing how to shut it down. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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