Southeast Energy News

BP oil spill was bigger, more toxic than we thought, study says

OIL & GAS: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have been up to 30% larger than previously estimated, since the oil was invisible to satellites that tracked it, according to a new study. (USA Today)

ALSO:
BP’s new CEO announces a goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions and become a net-zero carbon company by 2050. (Houston Chronicle)
Economists in Louisiana are concerned about the long-term prospects of the oil and gas job market as offshore drilling has declined. (The Advocate) 

***SPONSORED LINK: Receive continuing education credits, learn about new energy solutions and best practices, and network with over 900 attendees at the 2020 State Energy Conference of North Carolina, April 28-29 in Raleigh, North Carolina! Learn more and register today!***

PIPELINES: A fire that broke out at a natural gas pipeline supplying an Exxon refinery in Louisiana is contained, but the plant is still shut down, which could slow global oil demand. (Reuters, Dallas Morning News)

COAL: The Trump administration is considering a permit to allow strip mining on protected ridgelines in Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau despite objection from environmental groups and the state’s Republican attorney general. (InsideClimate News, Knoxville News Sentinel)

COAL ASH:
A grand jury in Tennessee says it would support a criminal investigation into claims that a contractor for Tennessee Valley Authority failed to protect workers cleaning up the 2008 coal ash spill. (Associated Press)
A Tennessee couple sues TVA, alleging coal ash pollution poisoned their children and the company lied about it. (Knoxville News Sentinel)

SOLAR:
TVA announces that it has contracted for 484 MW of solar energy and 50 MW of battery storage in the past two months. (Greentech Media)
A Manatee County, Florida, school board expresses support for a bill that would make it easier for schools to install solar panels. (Sarasota Herald-Tribune) 

***YOUR AD HERE: Every day, Energy News Network email digests reach thousands of highly engaged professionals. Click here for more information on how to get your promotion to our audience.***

NUCLEAR: Georgia Power completes the final concrete placement for a nuclear reactor containment vessel at the Vogtle nuclear plant. (Power Engineering)

COMMENTARY:
Kentucky’s governor should reverse a decision to allow new strip mining on a mountain, a columnist writes. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The Trump administration should use some of its proposed budget to dispose of nuclear waste sitting in South Carolina, an editorial board says. (Post and Courier)

Comments are closed.