Southeast Energy News

Dominion to start building Virginia offshore wind project

SOLAR: Changes are needed to close diversity gaps in the mostly white, male solar workforce, a new report from solar industry groups says. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• Duke Energy plans to build a 350-acre solar farm in North Carolina. (WSOC)
• A West Virginia student urges his county school board to install rooftop solar energy. (The Intelligencer)

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WIND:
• Dominion Energy expects to begin construction in the coming weeks on its offshore wind test project off the coast of Virginia. (Kallanish Energy)
• Apex Clean Energy sells a 303 MW wind project in Oklahoma to Allete Clean Energy, which plans to start construction this year. (Renewables Now)

RENEWABLES: Appalachian Power files a long-term plan in Virginia that calls for increased solar, wind, and energy efficiency programs. (Daily Energy Insider)

MICROGRIDS: Emory University in Atlanta wants to build a microgrid paid for by Georgia Power customers. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

NUCLEAR: A group of domestic and foreign companies expresses interest in buying and finishing construction of a South Carolina nuclear project. (Post and Courier)

COAL:
• With or without the Green New Deal, Kentucky’s economy is shifting away from coal. (Courier Journal)
• The Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands is looking to fund $25 million in projects to create jobs and attract industry on former mine sites. (Associated Press)
• After decades of acid mine drainage, signs of aquatic life appear in a tributary to the Chear River in West Virginia. (WV Metro News)
• The first shipment of coal from a new mine in western Kentucky is sent to utility companies in the state. (WKU)
• A federal grand jury subpoenas tax request records from West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. (Associated Press)
• A coal miner who fought for black lung disease benefits for fellow miners is remembered. (Ohio Valley Resource)

COAL ASH:
• Workplace safety advocates urge the Tennessee Valley Authority to sever ties with the contractor accused of failing to protect workers during cleanup of the nation’s largest coal ash spill. (Knoxville News Sentinel)
• TVA plans to remove coal ash from a Memphis power plant site but considers long-term storage at a plant near Nashville. (Tennessean)  

PIPELINES: Dominion Energy says it plans to resume work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in the third quarter of this year. (Reuters)

OIL & GAS: Piedmont Natural Gas names a contractor for a $250 million storage project in North Carolina. (Charlotte Business Journal, subscription)

COMMENTARY:
• The impact of coal severance tax breaks is starting to emerge in West Virginia, an editorial board writes. (Logan Banner)
• Dominion Energy is misleading customers with its claims about being a solar energy leader, says a Sierra Club representative. (Virginia Mercury)

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