Southeast Energy News

Court throws out two key Atlantic Coast Pipeline permits

PIPELINES: A federal appeals court throws out two key permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline related to its impact on endangered species and a federal scenic parkway. (Associated Press)

• Virginia regulators say they will continue to inspect the Mountain Valley Pipeline to ensure erosion and sediment control measures are in place while work on it is stopped. (WSLS)
• Robeson County, North Carolina officials vote to correct mistakes on an Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit that gave rise to a lawsuit last year. (Robesonian)

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UTILITIES: A federal judge allows a temporary 15 percent rate cut to go into effect for SCE&G customers in South Carolina. (Post and Courier)

• Apple and several other technology companies plan to purchase power from a solar farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia to help power their operations. (Fortune)
• A West Virginia solar developer helps churches, libraries and social services organizations afford rooftop solar. (Herald-Dispatch)  

GRID: Former Texas state Rep. Steve Wolens, who led the effort to deregulate the state’s energy market, says energy supply is keeping up with demand. (Texas Monthly)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Fort Worth, Texas launches an electric vehicle bus service. (CBS DFW)

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COAL: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says his coal companies have paid back taxes and penalties in full. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

OIL AND GAS: Thousands of oil and gas workers live in dorm-like compounds in Texas’ remote Permian Basin. (Bloomberg)

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