Southeast Energy News

Coal production uptick will be short-lived, report says

PIPELINES: Citizen groups file a lawsuit with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging a federal permit that undergirds all other permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. (Energy News Network)

MORE: Two dozen groups are expected to rally in Richmond, Virginia to raise awareness about issues surrounding the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines. (Daily Press)

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COAL: An annual coal production report from West Virginia University says the state’s recent uptick in coal production will be short-lived and that it will decline over the next two decades. (WVPB)

The Tennessee Valley Authority seeks public comment on a proposed investigation plan for coal ash at its Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee. (Knoxville News Sentinel)
North Carolina regulators open a public comment period for proposed coal combustion residuals rules. (Rockingham Now)

The fight for cheap solar power is playing out in Southeastern states where some utilities impose fees and states lack renewable-friendly policies. (Grist)
Renewable energy company Ameresco completes a 2.5 MW solar project at a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in El Paso, Texas. (PV Tech)

MICROGRIDS: The island of Ocracoke on the Outer Banks in North Carolina is using cheap solar panels and batteries to power its microgrid. (WUNC)

NUCLEAR: South Carolina regulators schedule three public hearings to listen to SCE&G customers and the public comments about the utility’s failed nuclear project. (Post and Courier)

RENEWABLES: Virginia clean energy supporters rally during a public listening session for Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy’s proposed energy policy. (Local DVM)

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UTILITIES: Entergy asks Louisiana regulators to approve a surcharge on its customers’ monthly bills for one year to recoup nearly $6 million it lost during the 2016 floods. (Times-Picayune)

An FBI agent says Louisiana is a “major cyber vulnerability area” because its network of pipelines and oil and gas infrastructure is vital to the energy industry. (Associated Press)
Drilling for oil and gas expands in Oklahoma outside the state’s two core oil fields. (News OK)

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