PIPELINES: To overcome opposition, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline partners propose a new route through two Virginia counties. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

UTILITIES: Tennessee’s U.S. senators caution TVA about its “romance” with renewables. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

CLEAN POWER PLAN: State lawmakers in West Virginia stage support for their U.S. senators’ bill to roll back the Clean Power Plan. (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)

• The Florida League of Women Voters backs the proposed solar choice amendment to the state’s Constitution. (Saint Peters Blog)
Conservatives and solar advocates can make for strange bedfellows. (Saint Peters Blog)

COAL ASH: Some North Carolina residents remain skeptical about water quality despite Duke Energy’s updated coal ash management efforts. (Los Angeles Times)

CLIMATE: Atmospheric scientists project a growing number of extreme heat “person-days” throughout the Southeast U.S. due to global warming. (Associated Press)

• With the forces aligning against it and energy sources replacing it, the future for coal is bleak. (InsideClimate News)
• A new museum in West Virginia remembers coal miners’ fights for worker rights. (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)
• Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship wants to disqualify all federal judges in southern West Virginia presiding over his criminal mine safety trial. (The Charleston Gazette)

• This editorial questions the “mystery” of coal and natural gas for power generation while solar energy emerges as a viable option. (The Roanoke Times)
• Renewable Energy and energy efficiency represent promising opportunities for Virginia to meet proposed emissions reductions under the Clean Power Plan. (The Equation)

Jim Pierobon, a policy, marketing and social media strategist, was a founding contributor to Southeast Energy News. He passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer in 2018.

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