Southeast Energy News

Court rules SCE&G ratepayer lawsuit over nuclear plant can move forward

NUCLEAR: A court of appeals rules that a group of lawsuits seeking refunds for SCE&G ratepayers over the company’s failed nuclear project can move forward. (Post and Courier)

OVERSIGHT: New Orleans officials plan to overhaul the public comment process in response to a contractor for Entergy using paid actors to support its power plant proposal. (Times-Picayune)

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COAL:
• Murray Energy plans to refinance some of its bonds and loans as the Trump administration pushes to boost the coal industry. (Bloomberg)
• A group of West Virginia miners sues Gov. Jim Justice, saying they received bounced checks from his coal company. (WOAY)

OIL AND GAS:
• Duke Energy opens a 750 MW natural gas plant in South Carolina. (Power Technology)
• Texas weighs whether or not to loosen regulations on flaring to burn off excess gas from oil drilling since pipelines in the Permian Basin are reaching capacity. (Dallas Morning News)

PIPELINES:
• Federal regulators authorize a pipeline project that would carry natural gas to a power plant in Florida despite concerns it is not in the public interest and may contribute to climate change. (Natural Gas Intel)
• Three Mountain Valley Pipeline protesters are arrested after trying to attach themselves to construction equipment in West Virginia. (Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

SOLAR:
• A company that produces mounting systems for solar panels is expanding manufacturing in six Southeast states. (PV Magazine)
• A Florida community goes solar, with some residents paying only $10 a month for electricity. (Fox 13 News)

EFFICIENCY: A home building company constructs net-zero energy homes in southwest Florida. (News-Press)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tennessee’s state park service has switched over all of its golf carts from gasoline to electric, and expects to save around $350,000 a year. (news release)

COMMENTARY:
• Why the Tennessee Valley Authority says it is becoming a “utility of the future.” (Forbes)
• The president of a South Carolina small business group criticizes state regulators, saying they’re protecting SCE&G and it will cost ratepayers. (The State)
• The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy calls foul on the Trump administration’s plan to prop up the coal and nuclear industries despite the fact renewable energy is cheaper. (SACE)

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