• The Georgia Court of Appeals revives a long-running ratepayer lawsuit against Georgia Power over fees to help pay for two reactors. (Southeast Energy News)
• A Miami-based citizens group asks to challenge the environmental impact statement filed for two more reactors at the Turkey Point plant. (

• The EPA is set today to make public its rejection of an air permit issued by Tennessee regulators for the TVA’s Bull Run power plant. (Electric Light & Power)
Retired miners anxiously await indications how President-elect Trump may act, even retroactively, on their benefits due to expire after Dec. 31. (Washington Post)
• Look to Michigan to see why it will be very difficult for President-elect Trump to revive the coal industry. (Vox)

COAL ASH: Companies that make liners for ash disposal pits are making strides to better guard against leaching. (Waste 360)

GRID: Providers of on-demand generation capacity in the PJM grid express disdain over its requirement that resources be available year-round. (Utility Dive)

PIPELINES: Piedmont Natural gas wants to build a new pipeline under the Cape Fear River to serve Wilmington. (Winston-Salem Journal)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The director of the University of Central Florida’s Solar Energy Center sees the day when electric vehicles will recharge wirelessly. (Clean Technica)

Scientists in southern Louisiana express concern over what help, if any, the region will get from President-elect Trump to mitigate sea level rise. (WWL)
• Government scientists assess what it will take to preserve Jamestown, Virginia and other historical and cultural landmarks from rising sea levels. (U.S. Geological Survey)

NATURAL GAS: Federal regulators deny the Sierra Club’s request for a rehearing on their approval of a liquefied natural gas export project in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Argus Media)

TRANSPORTATION: Lawmakers from Southern Florida grapple with how to ease traffic congestion in Miami-Dade County. (Miami Herald)

SOLAR: Key West, Florida turns on a system atop City Hall and weighs powering all of its electricity needs by adding to it. (The Citizen)

POLITICS: Updated results show Attorney General Roy Cooper now holds about an 8,000-vote lead over incumbent Pat McCrory in the race for governor. (Charlotte Business Journal)

WEST VIRGINIA: Citizens and elected officials look to clean up coal waste from the Cheat River and other locations to grow the state’s tourism industry. (Associated Press)

FLORIDA: The energy policies of President-elect Trump are not expected to have much, if any, impact on Florida. (WLRN)

Dominion’s dirty power politics are led by its top two executives, Tom Farrell and Bob Blue. (Blue Virginia blog)
• An alternative weekly in Chattanooga heralds the city’s push for solar energy and sustainability. (The Pulse)
• A bulk purchasing co-op in Central Florida attracts 400 interested homeowners perhaps because of news coverage of the failed Amendment 1. (Orlando Sentinel)
• The defeat of Florida’s Amendment 1 may be instrumental in shifting the state’s energy priorities toward solar energy. (Fort Myers News-Press)

CORRECTION: A commentary item in last Tuesday’s digest was attributed to the wrong organization. It was written by the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, not the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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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