Southeast Energy News

Coal mines contribute a tenth of U.S. methane pollution

COAL: About 300 active and 200 abandoned coal mines, including several in the Southeast, are the source of nearly one-tenth of U.S. methane pollution, an investigation shows. (Climate Home)

OIL AND GAS:
Drillers in Texas are flaring excess natural gas at record levels and likely will continue to do so for a while, a new report says. (Houston Public Media)
Texas oil industry executives say Mexico’s plan to stop fuel imports won’t happen immediately. (Texas Tribune)

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PIPELINES: Federal regulators clear the Southeast Markets Pipeline Project the same day they reject the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Utility Dive)

NUCLEAR: An angry crowd of residents who live near a nuclear facility that leaked uranium lambasts company executives at a community meeting. (News & Observer)

SOLAR:
Dougherty County, Georgia officials disagree over rezoning for a planned solar farm. (WALB)
A children’s home in North Carolina plans to lease land for a solar farm to Duke Energy (Fox 8)
Coronal Energy announces plans to build a 10 MW solar farm in South Carolina. (Solar Industry)
Lakeland, Florida residents launch a solar cooperative to install affordable rooftop solar. (The Ledger)

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UTILITIES: Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power agree to use tax reform funds to offset fuel and vegetation management costs in West Virginia, which would keep customer rates stable for two years. (Associated Press)

WIND: Siemens Gamesa signs on with Ørsted to provide wind turbines for an offshore wind farm off the coast of Virginia. (North American Wind Power)

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