• Norfolk, Virginia sees flood mitigation from rising sea levels as a potential growth industry. (Public Radio International)
The bankruptcy filings of coal companies are revealing numerous ties to climate denial groups. (Southern Alliance for Clean Energy)

WIND: Gulf Power seeks 94 megawatts of renewable energy with a second purchase of wind power generated in Oklahoma. (

Orders in North Carolina rise steadily for panel racking equipment that tracks the sun. (PV-Tech)
• The school board in Orange County, Virginia hears what rooftop solar systems on most of its buildings can do to lower its energy costs. (Orange County Review)
• A newly built home with rooftop solar in Chapel Hill, North Carolina earns high marks for its design and ability to generate all of its own power. (Inhabitat)

RENEWABLES: Florida and Virginia are viewed as fertile markets for suppliers of wind and solar energy due to rising corporate demand. (GreenBiz)

UTILITIES: Florida-based NextEra Energy reportedly offers to buy Dallas retail electricity provider Oncor. (Bloomberg News)

NUCLEAR: A nuclear plant equipment supplier in Virginia says it is adding at least 120 jobs. (Daily Press)

GRID: The board of the transmission grid that includes most of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi and a part of Kentucky expresses new concerns over a possible shortfall of power capacity this summer. (RTO Insider)

OIL & GAS: Parties to a trial combining 10 lawsuits reach a settlement over a deadly 2012 explosion aboard an offshore rig in the Gulf. (Associated Press)

Kentucky Power converts a coal-fired power plant to burn natural gas. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
• Police report no injuries or fatalities from a large explosion at a BP gas plant in Mississippi. (Associated Press)

COAL: Attorneys for imprisoned former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship file claims asserting his jury trial was biased and controlled by unfair rulings. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

POLICY: Virginia and other states along Interstate 95 are part of a coalition exploring how to tax citizens for miles driven rather than gas consumed. (The Daily Caller)

PIPELINES: A judge dismisses a misdemeanor trespassing charge against a surveyor working for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia. (The Roanoke Times)

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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