Southeast Energy News

Atlanta wants renewables, but it’s up to Georgia Power

RENEWABLES: Atlanta promised last year to get to 100% renewable power by 2035, but the goal could be beyond its reach because it relies on Georgia Power for its electricity. (NPR)

OFFSHORE DRILLING: South Carolina’s governor upholds a budget proviso that bans offshore drilling and seismic testing off the state’s coast. (WCBD)

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SOLAR:
• A Montgomery, Alabama, utility closes a deal on a 100 MW solar project. (Montgomery Advertiser)
• A new solar cooperative launches to serve two Florida counties. (Pensacola News Journal)
• Developers complete a 2.7 MW solar project, the largest on a landfill in Tennessee. (Daily Energy Insider)
• Clarksville, Arkansas, is on track to power all of its government operations with solar by the end of the year. (Arkansas News)
• A contractor holds a job fair to fill positions related to the construction of a large solar project in Mississippi. (WTOK)
• A rural electric cooperative in Texas installs solar panels on a local business. (San Antonio Business Journal)

WIND: NextEra Energy canceled plans to build two wind farms in western Oklahoma right after a law was put into place that ensures wind turbine construction doesn’t interfere with military training routes. (KGOU)

COAL: A coal company will host a job fair in a Kentucky county for a mine that will employ 200 people. (WTVQ)

OIL & GAS: Activists plan to protest a job fair for a new natural gas storage plant that will be constructed in eastern North Carolina. (Fayetteville Observer)

PIPELINES:
• Mountain Valley Pipeline developers are trying to remove tree-sitters who have been protesting for nine months so workers can finish clearing a path for the pipeline. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
• A Texas judge finishes hearing arguments over the Permian Highway Pipeline and will consider whether there should have been more regulation during the planning process. (KXAN)
Development plans in a Texas community are in limbo because of the Permian Highway Pipeline. (Hays Free Press)

CLIMATE: Activist shareholders at Exxon’s annual meeting in Texas say the company is slow to act on climate change and emissions, but a resolution to create a climate change committee is rejected. (Associated Press, Reuters)

UTILITIES: Dominion Energy will close a former SCE&G customer service office in South Carolina and move it to a larger location. (Post and Courier)

COMMENTARY: The Green New Deal will lead to job and economic growth in Florida, a labor activist writes. (Sun Sentinel)

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