Southeast Energy News

Coal will still decline despite Trump’s regulation rollbacks, experts say

COAL: Despite President Trump’s promises to revive the industry by weakening emissions regulations, experts say coal’s decline is imminent. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Virginia has been added to a new online tool that helps states coordinate the buildout of fast-charging stations on highways throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. (Energy News Network)

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A Lebanon, Tennessee auto business goes solar to offset most of its energy us. (Lebanon Democrat)
Dougherty County, Georgia commissioners postpone a vote on a new solar energy facility until they hear more information. (WFXL)
An Austin, Texas beer distribution company plans to install a 481 kW rooftop solar project. (Solar Industry)

An advisory council to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam recommends he rescind Clean Water Act certifications and not issue any more permits for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines. (S&P Global)
Baptists and yogis work together to fight Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction in a historic black community in Virginia. (Washington Post)
A Houston investment group acquires a pipeline construction company based in Pennsylvania. (Houston Chronicle)

One of the West Virginia Supreme Court judges who was impeached had reversed a ruling that would have forced drillers to pay more to residents. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Water use in hydraulic fracturing in Texas’ Permian Basin rose by nearly nine times between 2011 and 2016, according to a new study. (San Antonio Express-News)

UTILITIES: South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster calls Santee Cooper’s last-minute board meeting cancellation “absurd” and “unlawful.” (WACH)

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MICROGRIDS: Georgia Power and the Georgia Institute of Technology team up to build a $10 to $15 million research microgrid to help understand the technology. (Microgrid Knowledge)

The Natural Resources Defense Council president says the people of West Virginia deserve better than the unfulfilled promises of coal jobs. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)
Three environmental group representatives call on Virginia leaders to stop pipeline construction and protect the state’s waterways. (Free Lance-Star)

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